UPDATED with 2020 INFO !!!
Voter Guides & Other Important Info:
Ballot Ready provides information for specific elections as well as other valuable election-related information. Provide your zip code and the site customizes information for your voting activities.
On this site: locate polling places for voting or registering, verify voter registrations, obtain a sample ballot, find public officials contact information, check status of Vote-by-Mail application.
Enter personal info and get some or all of the above options.
VOTING is essential to the community. Votes give voice; votes set agendas and change political landscapes. Here some important dates and information regarding early voting. NOTE: Some early voting information is forthcoming, so check closer to Election Day for updates.
Every county’s site is different. Once at your county website, be prepared to search for information on early voting, mail-ballot applications, election judges and poll locations.
IMPORTANT DATES 2020 In Illinois, the term “absentee voting” is now a relic; we vote by mail or in person. However, with early voting available, voters have the ability to schedule their trip to the polls.
Here are some important voting dates in the 2020 elections. We have a primary in March, followed by a General Election in November. Click on this link below for the BOE calendar:
EARLY VOTING INFO by ChicagoLand LOCATION:
- City of Chicago
- Cook County
- DuPage County
- Lake County (2019 Info posted as of 07/05/2019)
- McHenry (General Info Only as of 07/05/2019)
- Will County
- OTHER Counties Close to Chicago:
Illinois University Counties (Main Campus, selected):
- EIU – Coles
- ISU – McLean
- NIU – DeKalb
- SIU – Jackson
- UIUC – Champaign
- WIU – McDonough
FIRST, make sure you are registered. Moving is a primary reason why people have issues with their registration. Check here is see if you are registered and that the information is correct:
THEN come here to register. The form can be filled out online or downloaded for in-person registering campaigns. The form is available in multiple languages to
Important Documents from the Board of Elections
(all links open up PDF files, you will need a PDF viewer):
Military and Oversees Voting (Link Only)
Registering to Vote in Illinois (Moving???, You need to Read this Doc!)
Voting by Mail in Illinois (link only)
Reminders from the League of Women Voters of Illinois:
You must be a United States Citizen.
You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
Not be convicted and in prison (Voting rights restored automatically upon release from prison).
Not claim the right to vote anywhere else.