Voter Guides & Other Important Info:
Important Documents from the Board of Elections
(all links open up PDF files, you will need a PDF viewer):
Ballot Entitlement (Provisional and Full)
Military and Oversees Voting (Link Only)
Registering to Vote in Illinois (Moving???, You need to Read this Doc!)
See the action buttons below for additional resources.
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 2019 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 2019 elections. We have a primary in February, followed by a consolidated election in April. Click on this link below for the BOE calendar:
November 28, 2018: First day to apply for mail-in ballot online
January 17: First day of mailing or delivery of vote by mail-in ballot
January 17: First day of early voting at an election authority
January 29: Last day of regular registration or for registration transfer
January 30: Start of Grace Period registration and voting
February 10: Last day to register via State BOE website for primary
February 11: First day for early voting in non-election authority spaces
February 21: Last date for mail-in ballot applications
February 25: Last day of early voting
February 25: Last day to request mail-in ballot in person
February 26: Consolidated Primary
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January 2: First day to for application for mail-in ballot online or in person
February 21: Start of early voting
February 21: First day for mailing and delivery of vote by mail ballot
March 5: Last day of regular registration or for registration transfer
March 6: Start of Grace Period registration and voting
March 18: First day of early voting at non-election authority polling location
March 28: Last day to receive application for vote by mail application
April 1: Last day of early voting
April 2: Consolidated Election
EARLY VOTING INFO by ChicagoLand LOCATION:
- City of Chicago
- Cook County
- DuPage County
- Lake County
- McHenry (Voter’s Guide PDF, page 12)
- 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
Check the Illinois State Board of Elections site for updated early voting and grace period voting information.
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
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.