How to Vote in Illinois

Requirements to Vote in Illinois:

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General or Consolidated Election.
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.
  • You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

First, it’s important to see if you’re already registered to vote, or if you need to update your registration address:

If you aren’t registered, or need to update, get registered below! The last day to register to vote is October 18th, 2020.

There’s three ways to vote in Illinois:

  • Vote by Mail – You must apply to vote by mail. You can now file an application to vote by mail. All requests by mail must be received by the Election Authority by 10/29/2020.
  • Early Voting – Early voting is from September 24th – November 2nd. 
  • Vote in Person on Election Day – Polls open at 6am and close at 7pm.