VOTE

What is your Election 2020 vote plan?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting options for the November 2020 election have been expanded in Illinois. Whether you exercise your right to vote by mail or in person, the resources below will provide you with the answers to your questions about this year’s election and help you plan to vote safely!

Are you registered to vote in Illinois?

First, make sure you are registered to vote at the correct address. You can check the status of your voter registration by going to the Illinois Online Voter Registration Application Website.

If you aren’t registered or forgot to update your voter registration since the last time you moved, you can register or update your registration here.  The last day to register or update your registration online is October 18, 2020! 

If you miss the online voter registration deadline, you may still register to vote during the Grace Period (Oct. 7, 2020 – Nov. 3, 2020) and on Election Day.  Check with your local election authority for early voting and Election Day registration locations.

How would you like to vote in this year’s election?

Vote-by-Mail Ballot

If you have voted in any Illinois elections since the 2018 General Election or, if you registered to vote or change your voter registration between March 17, 2020 – July 31, 2020 you should automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot application by August 1, 2020.

If you have NOT voted in any Illinois elections since the 2018 General Election, you can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot through your local election authority’s website.

Applications for vote-by-mail ballots can be received up until October 29, 2020.

Complete your vote-by-mail application and send it back to receive your ballot. Vote-by-mail ballots must be completed and returned before or on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020.

Local election authorities might also offer drop boxes for vote-by-mail ballots, so you have a safe and secure location to return it. To see if you will have drop boxes available to you before and on Election Day, contact your local election authority. You can find their contact information online.

Vote Early

Illinois voters can participate in early voting starting October 19, 2020 and ending the day before Election Day, November 3, 2020. Early voting hours will be: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. weekdays and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekends and holidays. Find out where you can vote early online here!

Vote in Person

If you are unable to participate in mail-in voting or early voting, voting on Election Day still is an option. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. To find your polling place location, please click here.

Local election authorities can also offer curb-side voting on Election Day so you never have to leave your car to vote. To see if you will have that option available to you on Election Day, contact your local election authority. You can find their contact information online.

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