Illinois Election Information

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Registration Information


The deadline to register vote in Illinois is: Postmarked 28 days before the election. You can also go in person and register and vote all at once until 3 days before the election.


To qualify to vote in Illinois, you must: 

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day
  • Must have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day
  • Your voter registration form must be dropped off or postmarked by the deadline

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To check the status of your voter registration, click here.

When can I vote in Illinois?


Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes

How:

In-person early voting is available beginning 15 days before the election and ending 3 days before the election. Click here to find early voting locations.

Any registered voter may also vote by absentee ballot through mail or in-person. All requests by mail must be received to your local election authority no later than 5 days before the election (by mail).  Also, all in-person absentee ballot requests must be made by the day before the election. For more information, please click here.

Note: During early voting, voters must provide a current and valid government-issued photo ID, such as a current Illinois driver's license, current state identification card issued by the Illinois Secretary of State or another government-issued identification document containing the applicant's photograph.


Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

6:00am to 7:00pm


Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?


Find out here.
For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?


Generally no identification is required to vote at the polls. If you've voted in a federal election in Illinois before, you aren’t required to bring ID in order to check and obtain a ballot.

If you registered to vote by mail and did not provide the required identification with the mail-in registration application, then you will need to provide an ID with your current name and signature.  The following forms of identification are acceptable:

  • A valid and current Illinois driver's license
  • A valid and current state ID issued by the Illinois Secretary of State
  • A current utility bill with name and address
  • A current bank statement with name and address
  • A recent government check with name and address
  • A recent paycheck with name and address
  • Another government document that shows the name and address

Note: During early voting, voters must provide a current and valid government-issued photo ID, such as a current Illinois driver's license, current state identification card issued by the Illinois Secretary of State or another government-issued identification document containing the applicant's photograph.


For more information, contact your state election office.

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