While we wait for finalized election results, we want to thank voters for turning out to make their voices heard. Thanks also to the many poll workers, watchers, election judges, and volunteers who ensured we could vote safely & securely.
LWVPR Voter Services volunteers, along with our sister Leagues all over the state, worked tirelessly to help inform and empower voters this election season. Thank you to each and every member for your contributions and hard work.
League voting guides provided voters with up-to-date information on registering to vote, mail voting, early voting, researching candidates and referendums on the ballot, volunteering as an election judge and more. View the LWVPR Voting Guide HERE and the LWVIL Illinois Voter Guide : HERE
The League is a nonpartisan organization. We hold election forums to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
LWVPR held virtual candidate forums in 2020 for the 20th Illinois House District race (featuring candidates Brad Stephens and Michelle Darbro) and in 2021 for the 2nd Ward Park Ridge Alderperson race (featuring candidates Julianna Lopez de Philbrook and Fred Sanchez). You can watch those forums here and here, respectively.
Candidate forum for Park Ridge's 5th Ward in 2019
The League of Women Voters of Park Ridge regrets to announce that there will not be a forum this year for the State races for the 55th Illinois House District or the 28th Illinois Senate District, both of which cover most of Park Ridge. Our League has a long tradition of hosting candidate forums, and we are disappointed that voters will not have the opportunity to hear candidates in these races address voter questions in a head-to-head forum.
On August 26, the LWVPR invited the candidates to participate in a Zoom forum scheduled for late September in which members of the public would submit questions. Senator Laura Murphy (D) and Representative Martin Moylan (D) accepted the invitation. Senate candidate Sal Raspanti (R) and House candidate Michael Lupo (R) declined, citing conflicts for the date. Raspanti and Lupo did not respond to a request to propose alternative dates. League of Women Voters guidelines preclude us from conducting a forum for any race when only one candidate running for the office will be present. Because of that, we regret that the League was unable to host a forum for these races.