Form of Government

The Village is governed by a President and six Trustees. The Village Trustees are elected at large and serve for a term of four years, with three Trustees slated for election at two year intervals.

The President is the chief executive officer and is elected to a four year term. The Village Clerk is the custodian of all official records for the Village and serves in an appointed position, created in 1997. The Village Administrator is also an appointed position.

Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month with the exception being in June, July, August and December, when the board only meets on the fourth Tuesday, at the Forest View Village Hall.

The Village adopted home rule on March 16, 2004. There are approximately 500 voters registered in the Village.

Voting Information

Stickney Precinct 1
7000 W. 46th Street

The Village of Forest View conducts voter registration at the Forest View Village Hall, 7000 West 46th Street.  Residents are eligible to vote upon reaching the age of eighteen (18). Voters must present a valid Driver’s License or State ID card, they must have lived in the Village for 30 days, and provide proof of citizenship.  Person's changing address, whether within the Village itself, or having moved in from another town within Cook County must notify the voter registration office in the Cook County Building in Chicago.  Person's moving in from the city of Chicago or from another county or state must re-register to become eligible to vote. You can stop by the Village Hall Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to register.

To register to vote, you must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen
  2. At least 18 years old by Election Day
  3. A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day

You also must display two pieces of identification. Neither needs to be a photo ID, but one must include your current address. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Illinois driver’s license
  • Illinois state ID
  • Employee or student ID
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Utility bill in applicant’s name
  • Mail postmarked to the applicant
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Public aid ID card
  • Lease or rental contract

In Illinois, you do not declare affiliation with a political party when you register to vote. In primary elections, you may choose to vote a specific political party ballot on Election Day.

If you are interested in registering to vote, please visit the Village Clerk’s Office located at Village Hall.

The Village Clerk’s office monitors all elections, encourages voter registration, and assists with voter change of address. You may obtain all details about voting, including absentee applications ballot by calling the Village Clerk’s office at 708-788-3429.

For additional information please visit the following websites:
Cook County Clerk’s Office
Illinois State Board of Elections