Want to participate in the democratic process? Here’s how to get involved at the local level.
VOTE Lake Bluff is an open, non-partisan, volunteer committee of voters from Lake Bluff and the unincorporated areas of Knollwood and Arden Shores. The purpose of our Town Meetings in December of even numbered years is to identify and support candidates for positions of trust and responsibility on elected boards for our village, library, schools, and park district. All registered voters of these districts are invited to attend, listen to the candidates, and then vote. VOTE Lake Bluff will support the candidates selected by the voters in attendance at the Town Meetings. Go to their Website:
The Lake Forest Caucus was created in 1935 to provide an open, independent, nonpartisan process for recommending qualified citizen volunteers to serve in Lake Forest government and on the School Boards.
The Caucus committee is a group of 36 members, 9 from each of the 4 wards in Lake Forest. Registered voters who are interested in volunteering need to contact their Ward Chair and complete a Volunteer Profile Sheet (VPS)
Caucus Committee members are chosen by mail-in ballots (Caucus Connection) sent in March each year to all Lake Forest households.
The Lake Forest Caucus nominates residents for placement on local election ballots as Caucus candidates for City wide offices of Mayor, Alderman, District 67 and District 115 School Boards. The Caucus also interviews and recommends, each year, over 100 volunteers for open positions on the 22 Boards and Commissions (i.e. Plan, Historic Preservation, Parks and Recreation, and Library) to provide leadership, establish policy and oversee budgets. Go to their Website