GENERAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3.
Early Voting: Thurs Sept 24, 2020 - Mon Nov 2, 2020
Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday Oct 6, 2020
Voter Registration "Grace Period" Wed Oct 7, 2020 - Election Day
Election Day Registration & Voting Tue Nov 3, 2020
Voting in illinois
Who Can Register in Illinois
To register to vote in Illinois, you must:
Be a U.S. citizen
Live in your election precinct for at least 30 days prior to Election Day
Be at least 17 years old by the Primary Election and turn 18 by the General Election
Not be serving a sentence of confinment in any penal institution
Not claim the right to vote anywhere else
Where to Vote in Illinois
You can search for your polling place here.
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
No excuse is needed to vote by mail.
Illinois offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins the 40th day before the election and ends the day before the election.
Primary Elections In Illinois
Illinois has closed primaries. Voters registered with a particular party may only vote in that party's primary. 17-year-olds can vote in the primary election if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID Requirements
ID is not required to vote in Illinois. However, if you are registering to vote during Grace Period registration, you must provide two forms of ID. If you are a first-time voter who registered by mail and didn't provide a copy of your ID or your social security number, you must present ID (showing your name and address) at the polls.
Valid forms of ID include:
A current and valid photo identification
Lease or contract for residence
Student ID and mail addressed to voter’s residence
Other government document
FOR HELP AT THE POLLS, CALL THE ELECTION PROTECTION HOTLINE