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GENERAL ELECTION: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Am I Registered to Vote?

Find out if you are registered to vote.


Register to Vote
Making your voice heard at the ballot box is easier than ever before on the Illinois Online Voter Registration Application website. Visit the site to learn about the voter registration requirements, then click on the application tool to begin the registration process.

Illinois residents may also register in person at their local office of the election authority, at driver's license facilities, or with deputy registrars who are appointed in each jurisdiction.
To register you will need:
  • Your Illinois Driver’s License number or state issued ID number
  • Date the license or ID was issued
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Your birth date
If you do NOT have a Illinois Driver’s License or state issued ID number, you may register by using the State Board of Elections' paper based Voter Registration Application Tool.


Early Voting
You may vote early in person, no excuse required.

Early Voting begins as early as Thursday, September 27 and goes through Monday, November 5. Anyone can vote early, and no ID is required. However, it's always a good idea to bring an ID with you if you have one.


Absentee Voting
Absentee voting may take place in person or by mail. Contact your election authority for a list of the locations and office hours.

Military and overseas voters should visit FVAP.gov. Long Distance Voter's forms and information should only be used by voters with US mailing addresses.

The IFT urges all members to make sure their voice is heard by voting early, voting absentee, or voting in person on Election Day.


Student Voting
As a student, you have a constitutional right to register and vote in the place you truly consider to be “home” — whether that’s your parents’ house, your apartment, or your dorm room. But before you make the important decision about where to vote, make sure you know the rules (and sometimes consequences) of registering to vote in that state.

Another resource for students and first-time voters is provided by the Community for Accredited Online Schools and is available here. Find helpful information for every step of the voting process, from registering to researching candidates to casting your ballot. 


17-Year-Olds
A new law that permits 17-year-olds to participate in Illinois primary elections, as long as they will be 18 by the November general election.

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The choice is clear

by Beth Camplain | Oct 22, 2018
We must decide between four more years of failed leadership under Bruce Rauner, or support for working families under JB Pritzker.
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The stakes are high in this election for education, collective bargaining, and all Illinoisans.

We must decide between four more years of failed leadership and attacks on unions under Bruce Rauner, or adequate school funding, a fair tax system, and support for working families under JB Pritzker. The choice could not be more clear.

You can help put our state on the right path! 
  • Download the IFT app to stay up-to-date on the latest election news, action opportunities, and more.
  • Email volunteer@ift-aft.org to find volunteer opportunities in your area. 
  • Get registered! (Be sure to update your voter registration if you’ve moved or changed names.)
  • Vote early
  • Post messages and graphics on social media to encourage others to vote for IFT-endorsed candidates. Tag @iftaft and use the hashtag#IFTstrong!

You can also review IFT’s special General Election Guide, which includes a printable list of endorsed candidates.
 
Together, we can elect JB Pritzker and other candidates who share our values and will fight for the middle class. We have just two weeks left - let's get it done!

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