How & Where to Vote
Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to Vote
Register to vote in Illinois, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
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Important Dates - General Election
Voting Information for Illinois
Don’t miss your next election!
Illinois has multiple options for voter registration for the Nov. 3rd general election. You may register to vote by mail through Oct. 6th, or in-person during the “grace period” from Oct. 7th to Nov. 3rd. Voters with in-state IDs may also use the online system to register through Oct. 18th. If you would prefer to vote-by-mail, you must submit an application for each election, no excuse required.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.Find Your Representatives
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
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 (click here) no later than Oct. 29th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.
Absentee by-mail ballot requests open 90 days prior to any election. Applicants must apply for each election, no excuse required.
Voter ID + Eligibility for Illinois
Do Voters Need ID?
- No, voters do not need an ID
- First time voters need ID
- Student IDs accepted
Find out more about your rights in Illinois.
- If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
- You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.