Voting In Illinois

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 9, 2018

OTHER UPCOMING ILLINOIS ELECTIONS

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

YES. Voters registering in person must provide two forms of ID with at least one showing your current residence. Voters registering by mail must provide an Illinois Driver's License or State ID Number OR the last 4 digits of your social security number, a copy of a current and valid Photo ID, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address will be required. Students may submit of photoopy of their Student Photo ID accompanied by either a copy of the applicant's contract or lease for a residence or any postmarked mail delivered to the applicant at his or her current residence address.

Online Registration?

YES. Voters can register to vote or update their information ONLINE. Voters must have a valid Illinois Driver's License or non-driver State ID and the last four digits of their social security number to register online.

DEADLINE: Twenty-eight (28) days before any Election.

Voters may register to vote after the deadline. See SAME-DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Paper Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their Election Authority Officials.

DEADLINE: Applications by mail must be postmarked twenty-eight (28) days before any Election.

Voters may register to vote after the deadline. See SAME-DAY REGISTRATION for more info.

Same-Day Registration?

LIMITED. After the registration deadline, "Grace Period Registration" is available at multiple sites authorized by Illinois Election Authority Officials. Check with your local Election Authority Official for locations and hours.

Voters may also register to vote at SOME polling places on Election Day. Check with your local Election Authority Official for locations and hours.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all Illinois voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. AVR was passed in August 2017, but has yet to be implemented. The deadline is July 1, 2018.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

YES. If voters move, but have not updated their address should be able to update their address and vote at their new polling place. Check with your Election Authority Officials to confirm.

Click HERE to find your polling place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

YES. Voters voting for the first time who did NOT satisfy the ID requirements when registering must vote in person and provide ID from a list of approved IDs: a current and valid photo identification, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, lease or contract for residence, student ID & mail addressed to voter’s residence or government document. The above listed forms of ID must show your name and address. However, if you do not provide a required form of ID either at the time of submitting your mail-in registration or at the time of voting, you may vote a Provisional Ballot.

Absentee Voting?

Vote-by-Mail has replaced Absentee Voting. See VOTE-BY-MAIL for more information.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. All registered voters may choose to Vote-by-Mail. Voters can request a Vote-by-Mail ballot in person, by mail, or online from their Election Authority. Go HERE for more info.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications made by mail from inside the U.S. must be received five (5) days before Election Day. Applications made by mail from outside the U.S. must be received thirty (30) days before Election Day. Applications can be made In-Person until the day before Election Day.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early In-Person at any site established for early voting by their Election Authority. Check HERE for more info.

In-Person Early Voting begins forty (40) days before Election Day and ends the day before Election Day.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Illinois should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Illinois.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go HERE for more information on registering to vote and voting in Illinois.

Felon Voting Rights

Ex-felons will have their right to vote automatically restored after completing their sentence. Ex-felons on probation or parole may vote. Ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.