Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions about the Caucus. If you have additional questions not addressed below, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Skokie Lagoons

  • Is the Caucus representative of the Village?

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    The Caucus is representative because its members are directly elected by the voters in each precinct. Each precinct elects three members to the Village Nominating Committee and two members to the School Board Nominating Committee.
  • Is the Caucus undemocratic?

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    The Caucus is neither democratic nor undemocratic. Its members are elected democratically and charged with the important task of choosing individuals to fill vital community service positions in our Village. The nature of the Caucus process, with its goal of avoiding rancorous contested elections pitting neighbors against each other, has attracted capable and committed people to the service of our Village. The Caucus Plan has served Glencoe since 1936, and played a significant role in making Glencoe the community it is and the one in which we have chosen to live.

Downtown Glencoe

  • What are the important issues in the Village right now and how can I learn more about them?

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    You can learn more about the important issues in Glencoe by reading various publications which are mailed to residents by the various Village bodies; reading the local newspaper; reading the web sites for the Village, the Library, the Park District, and School District 35; and attending meetings of the Village, Park, Library, and School Boards, schedules for which can be found at the web sites listed above.
  • I’d like to support the Caucus—how can I do that?

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    In addition to volunteering your time, financial contributions are greatly appreciated! The Caucus system is funded entirely by- and depends upon- contributions from residents. If you want to contribute financially, please click on the DONATE button in the right-hand column of this website. Alternatively, contact  the Caucus Treasurer for how to mail a donation to us.

Glencoe Beach

  • How can I join the Caucus?

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    It’s easy! The Caucus is looking for new members right now. To learn about caucus membership and to apply to become a member, please visit thee Join page.