|Next week is the June 28th Primary Election and we want you to be prepared to cast your ballot and have your voice heard!|
Many voters are voting in new state representative, state senate and congressional districts for the first time following the recent redistricting cycle. Find your districts here.
If you are choosing to vote early, by mail, or in person on Election Day, make sure you have your plan to vote! Find your polling location, decide what time of day you are voting, and plan how you will get there.
When voting in person, know your rights! You do not have to show identification to vote, unless you are also registering to vote or you need to change your address on Election Day.
If you need to request a vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot, you can do so online by 5 p.m. June 23rd. (As we get closer to Election Day, we recommend you get your VBM ballot as soon as possible so you return it before Election Day!) Find your local election authority’s information (website, email, address, phone number) here and see what’s available to you. Also, while you’re there, you can find out more about early voting, update your voter registration or register to vote, and find information about drop box locations where you can return your VBM ballot. VBM ballots must be postmarked by Election Day June 28th!
For Chicago voters: Polling places in 73 precincts will be shut down on Election Day. Chicago voters have to overcome many challenges this Primary Election to vote, but it’s so important to have your voice heard. You can check to see if your precinct is included in the polling place shut down here. If you are in one of the precincts affected, you will have the option to vote by mail, vote early, or go to a site open to your entire ward on Election Day.
Every vote counts, especially yours. Whether you are choosing to vote early, by mail, or in person on Election Day, make sure you have your plan to vote!
If you need help finding out who’s on your ballot, details for upcoming candidate forums, and much more election-related information, head over to:
– League of Women Voters of Illinois’ Voter Guide
– You can find out which candidates will be on your ballot by viewing your sample ballot at – Ballotpedia. Find yours here.
– Chicago Tribune Voting Guide
– ABC News Congressional & Statewide Candidate Information
– Cook County Voters, check out: Injustice Watch’s Cook County Judicial Candidate Guide
– Be sure to check your local newspaper website for more information on local candidates.
If you run into issues casting your vote, make sure to call the Election Protection Hotline at 866-OUR-VOTE.
And don’t hesitate to contact our team if you need any help navigating your options to vote. We want to help ensure you can cast your vote before or on June 28th.