2022 Election

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VOTING AND REGISTERING IN ILLINOIS 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT VOTING BY MAIL



In Illinois, people previously involved in the criminal legal system are still able to vote. People with criminal records can still participate in elections as long as they are not currently serving time on a sentence and they meet all other qualifications. If you have been charged, arrested but not charged, in jail but not serving a sentence, or on probation, you are able to vote.  

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Voter Checklist:

  • I have registered to vote or confirmed my registration status
  • I have requested a mail in ballot or found my local polling location
  • I researched my local races and ballot initiatives 
    • I have gotten a sample ballot from my local election authority
    • I have researched the candidates - looked at candidates' websites, checked local news sources and virtual events sponsored by local groups to hear from the candidates directly
  • I have encouraged my friends to register and make a plan to vote
  • know my rights when voting in Illinois
  • I have mailed in my ballot or made a plan to vote in person

Voting and Registration Deadlines for 2022 Midterm Election:

AUGUST 10

First day to REQUEST A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT

SEPTEMBER 29

First day of MAILING or DELIVERY of VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT

OCTOBER 23

Close of ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION

OCTOBER 24 (dates may vary)

First day for EARLY VOTING for the Primary Election

NOVEMBER 3

Deadline to REQUEST A MAIL IN BALLOT

NOVEMBER 7

Last day for EARLY VOTING

NOVEMBER 8

ELECTION DAY and ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION
Last day to RETURN or POSTMARK MAIL IN BALLOTS

 

Registering to Vote in Illinois

Learn how to register on-line, by mail or in-person in Illinois.

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Learn how to exercise your power to vote either in person or by mail.

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Make sure you know your rights before you head to the polls.

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