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IL League of Women Voters provided a nifty Guide:

Important Documents from the Board of Elections 
(all links open up PDF files, you will need a PDF viewer):

Ballot Entitlement (Provisional and Full)

Early Voting in Illinois (Sept 27 – Nov. 5, 2018)

Grace Period Registration & Voting

Illinois Voter Registration Application (English)

Illinois Voter Registration Application (Spanish)

Military and Oversees Voting (Link Only)

Registering to Vote in Illinois (Moving???, You need to Read this Doc!)

Voting by Mail in Illinois

See the action buttons below for additional resources.

1.  Vote

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


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.

Illinois Online Voter Application:  You will need a valid Illinois driver’s license or State ID and the last four digits of your social security number.

Illinois Mail-in Form:  You need the last 4 digits of your social security number or Driver’s license or State ID number.