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.
Have more questions about voting?
Read our voting FAQ
Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for Illinois
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Don’t miss your next election!
Don’t miss your next election! Illinois will hold primary elections on March 17th and its general election on November 3th.Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: February 6th to March 16th
You can vote in person at designated locations from February 6th to March 16th 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 March 12th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.
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.
- You may pre-register for All Elections
- You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election