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YOUR VOTE: Illinois

by Countable | Updated on 6.11.18

Illinois

It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!


1. KNOW THE DATES

  • Primary Election: Illinois' primary election is on May 20, 2018.
  • General Election: The general election is on November 6, 2018.

2. REGISTER TO VOTE

  • Registration Status: Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
  • Voting Requirements: Here are the requirements to register as a voter.
  • Primary Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the primary election is April 20, 2018.
  • General Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the general election is October 9, 2018.

3. FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE


4. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS

  • Voter ID Laws: Illinois requires ID only if a first-time voter registered by mail, or if their signature is challenged.
  • Accepted Credentials: Here is the list of accepted credentials.
  • Don't have valid ID?: Once you have registered to vote, no further voter ID is required to vote in Illinois, except for some first-time voters.
  • Voter ID helpline: Call 844-338-8743
  • Learn more about voter ID from VoteRiders: Visit Illinois Voter ID FAQs

5. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH

  • Phone Number: The Illinois State Board of Elections can be reached at 217-782-4141.
  • Email Address: The Board of Elections' email is webmaster@elections.il.gov.

6. NEED TO REGISTER?

  • Or maybe you just want election reminders? Click below to get started and, thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered.
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