Voting in
Illinois

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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.

Election Details

Visit the Illinois election website or call (217) 782-4141 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

03/17/2020
Primary Election Date
02/18/2020
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Open
Primary Type

Voting Information for Illinois

Presidential Primaries

Illinois voters choose a party’s ballot at the polls.  No party affiliation is required at registration. See Illinois Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

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.

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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.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Illinois

Do Voters Need ID?

    No, voters do not need an ID
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Illinois.

Pre-registration

  • You may pre-register for All Elections
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election