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 In Illinois, 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 dates for voting in the 2018 elections.
August 8: 1st day to apply for mail-in ballot
October 9: Last day for registration by deputy registrars
October 21: Last day for registration with the State site
November 5: Last day for early voting
November 6: General 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.