Village Clerk Referendum Question
On March 17, 2020, Wheeling residents will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum which, if approved, would change the position of the Village Clerk to an appointed, rather than an elected, position. A referendum question will ask, “Shall the Village Clerk of the Village of Wheeling be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, rather than be elected?”
If a majority of Wheeling residents votes “yes” to this question, as of the 2021 Consolidated Election, the Clerk position will no longer be selected through the electoral process, but rather appointed by the Village President with the Board’s concurrence. The intention is for the duties of the Clerk’s office to be completed by existing Village staff—including the full-time Deputy Village Clerk—and the current stipend for the Village Clerk to be eliminated. If a majority of residents vote “no,” there will be no change to current procedures and a Village Clerk will be elected in the 2021 Consolidated Election.
The Village Clerk is responsible for attending Village Board meetings, preparing official meeting minutes, attesting for all legislation and contracts, acting as custodian of the village seal and all documents belonging to the village, keeping and maintaining a proper index of all documents and records, and serving as the local election official for all local municipal elections.
Early Voting Locations and hours can be found by clicking here.
Vote by Mail
In-person voter registration is available at Village Hall. To register in-person, bring two forms of identification, one showing your current address, to the second floor of the Wheeling Village Hall between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
Online registration is also available on the Cook County Clerk's website.
Grace period registration is available until the Monday before an election. Individuals wishing to vote during the grace period must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with current address. Grace period registrants must immediately cast their ballot after registering to vote.
On Election Day, voters who are not registered to vote can register and vote at their . Voters planning on registering to vote or updating their address on Election Day must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address.
If you are unsure if you are already registered, visit the Cook County Clerk's website and enter your home address or birthday under “Your Voter Information.”
In-person and online voter registration will resume after Election Day.
To view election results for the Consolidated Election, visit the Cook County Clerk's website and select the Elections tab.