Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Illinois, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Voter registration applications sent by mail must be postmarked by Oct. 6th, or you can register to vote in-person during the "grace period" from Oct. 7th to Nov. 3rd. If you have an in-state ID you may also register online through Oct. 18th. You can vote in person during early voting, on Election Day, or vote by mail in Illinois.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 19th to Nov. 2nd
You can vote in-person at designated locations from Oct 19th to Nov. 2nd before the election. No excuse required.
To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 29th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by Election Day.
Due to COVID-19, the state will mail absentee ballot applications to all active voters. If you are a new voter, have not voted since 2016, or did not receive an application in the mail, click here to access the application.
Absentee by-mail ballot requests open 90 days prior to any election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.