- Deadline to register online: 10/18/2020
- Deadline to register by mail: 10/06/2020
- Deadline to register in person: 11/03/2020
If you’re looking for the most up-to-date information on upcoming elections, voting options, or registration requirements, your state's election website is a great place to start. This is the official election resource of the state of Illinois, which means it's where you'll find the most accurate and reliable election information, including ways to contact your election officials.
You must be registered to vote in order to participate in elections, whether in-person or by mail. Residents of Illinois can confirm their voter registration status online by visiting this site. Be ready to provide some personal information (e.g., name, date of birth, county/town, SSN or identification number) to confirm registration.
If you know you’re registered to vote in the state of Illinois and would like to vote by mail/vote absentee, you can find out how to request a vote-by-mail/absentee ballot here (link coming). Many states allow any registered voter to request a vote-by-mail/absentee ballot, but please read your state’s instructions and requirements carefully to confirm your eligibility. You’ll need to enter some personal information (e.g., name, address, identification number) to request a ballot.
- Deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot: 10/29/2020
Similar to your state’s election website, your local election authority is a great source of credible, up-to-date election information. While the election rules for Illinois are set at the state level, your local election authority will actually run your election. For example, that's where you'll send a voter registration form or vote-by-mail/absentee ballot request form if submitting by mail. You can always reach out to your local election authority with any questions about voting.