Helpful Voting Links — Illinois
For voting information specific to your state, click on the links below or in the blue or grey boxes. Or, browse the options below for an extensive directory of additional resources.
Primary/Caucus Info — Illinois
Only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its primary. However, voters are allowed to affiliate with a party on election day. See Illinois Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.
What's on the ballot?
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot. As Illinois has its state primary and presidential primary on the same date in 2016, note that you may request a nonpartisan ballot that includes state races only if you do not wish to participate in the partisan election.
See Where Your Elected Officials Stand — Illinois
Voter ID Requirements — Illinois
What forms of ID are acceptable?
- Copy of a current and valid photo ID,
- Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other federal, State, or local government document showing your name and address.
- Lease or contract for residence
- Government Document
- Student ID: Along with either a copy of your contract or lease for your residence, or postmarked mail delivered to your current address.
Early & Absentee Voting — IllinoisRequest an Absentee Ballot
Early Voting Dates: Sept. 29th to Nov. 7th
You can vote in person at designated locations from Sept. 29th to Nov. 7th 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 Nov. 3rd. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be postmarked by the day before the election.