Illinois State Voting Requirements & Information

Statewide Voter Information

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Aurora Consolidated Primary Election held on Tue Feb 28, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Jan 31, 2017
  • Grace Period starts Wed Feb 1, 2017
  • Online by Sun Feb 12, 2017
  • Grace Period ends Tue Feb 28, 2017
  • Election Day Registration & Voting (Call Local Election Office) Tue Feb 28, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Thu Feb 23, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Feb 27, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Feb 28, 2017

Early Voting

Thu Jan 19, 2017 - Mon Feb 27, 2017

Rockford Consolidated Primary Election held on Tue Feb 28, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Jan 31, 2017
  • Grace Period starts Wed Feb 1, 2017
  • Online by Sun Feb 12, 2017
  • Grace Period ends Tue Feb 28, 2017
  • Election Day Registration & Voting (Call Local Election Office) Tue Feb 28, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Thu Feb 23, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Feb 27, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Feb 28, 2017

Early Voting

Thu Jan 19, 2017 - Mon Feb 27, 2017

Aurora Consolidated General Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Mar 7, 2017
  • Online by Tue Mar 7, 2017
  • Grace Period starts Wed Mar 8, 2017
  • Grace Period ends Tue Apr 4, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Thu Mar 30, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Apr 3, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Apr 4, 2017

Early Voting

Thu Mar 23, 2017 - Mon Apr 3, 2017

Rockford Consolidated General Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Mar 7, 2017
  • Online by Tue Mar 7, 2017
  • Grace Period starts Wed Mar 8, 2017
  • Grace Period ends Tue Apr 4, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Thu Mar 30, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Apr 3, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Apr 4, 2017

Early Voting

Thu Mar 23, 2017 - Mon Apr 3, 2017

Naperville Consolidated General Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

New Voter Registration

  • Tue Mar 7, 2017
  • Online by Tue Mar 7, 2017
  • Grace Period starts Wed Mar 8, 2017
  • Grace Period ends Tue Apr 4, 2017

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Thu Mar 30, 2017
  • In-Person Request by Mon Apr 3, 2017

Absentee Ballot Return

Tue Apr 4, 2017

Early Voting

Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:30am EDT - Sun Apr 2, 2017 12:00pm EDT

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • online
  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • on Election Day - contact your local elections office to confirm locations where same day registration is available in your area

You must have resided in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 6am until 7pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

Any registered voter may cast a ballot prior to Election Day at the office of the election authority or at an Early Voting Center.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Illinois if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of Illinois
  • Are a U.S citizen

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Illinois you should provide:

  • Your Illinois Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number
  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Bank Statement
  • Government Check
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

You can alternatively provide one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in Illinois, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Lease
  • Government Issued Document that shows your Current Name and Address
  • Government Check
  • Valid Student ID and Mail Addressed to your Residence
  • Bank Statement
  • Utility Bill
  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Paycheck that shows your Current Name and Address

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Illinois allows electronic submission of the FPCA (Federal Postcard Application) for registration and ballot request purposes

Overseas & Military Voters

Aurora Consolidated Primary Election held on Tue Feb 28, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Not Required Not Required

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Signed by Tue Feb 28, 2017 Signed by Tue Feb 28, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Signed by Tue Feb 28, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Mar 14, 2017
  • Signed by Tue Feb 28, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Mar 14, 2017

Rockford Consolidated Primary Election held on Tue Feb 28, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Not Required Not Required

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Signed by Tue Feb 28, 2017 Signed by Tue Feb 28, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Signed by Tue Feb 28, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Mar 14, 2017
  • Signed by Tue Feb 28, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Mar 14, 2017

Aurora Consolidated General Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Not Required Not Required

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017 Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Apr 18, 2017
  • Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Apr 18, 2017

Rockford Consolidated General Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Not Required Not Required

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017 Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Apr 18, 2017
  • Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Apr 18, 2017

Naperville Consolidated General Election held on Tue Apr 4, 2017

Overseas Military

Absentee Voter Registration

Not Required Not Required

Ballot Request for Registered Voter

Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017 Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017

Ballot Return

  • Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Apr 18, 2017
  • Signed by Tue Apr 4, 2017
  • Post received by Tue Apr 18, 2017

Overseas Voters

U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:

  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Many states allow children who were born overseas, but never lived in the U.S., to use their U.S. parents’ last residence address to register.

Military Voters

Service members and their eligible family members living outside their voting jurisdiction (within or outside the U.S.) are able to vote as absentee voters.

  • If you are a service member, or an eligible family member, there is a single form to file for both voter registration and ballot request. It is often called the “Federal Post Card Application” or the FPCA form. This form must be re-filed with your election office each time you change location.

To vote as a service member or eligible family member:

  • Complete and send a voter registration/ballot request form “FPCA” to your election office in the U.S. It is the same form in all states.

Voting Military

Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Voting Overseas

U.S. citizens living overseas may register and request a ballot using the overseas voter registration/ballot request form. You will have the following identification options when completing the form:

  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID

Overseas Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Illinois allows electronic submission of the overseas and military registration and ballot request forms. If postmarked by Election Day your ballot may arrive up to 14 days after the election and still be counted. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer. The Illinois state website offers a the ability to track the status of registration/ballot request.

Military Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

-

Absentee Ballot Request

-

Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

- - - -

Blank Ballot To Voter

-
If postmarked by Election Day your ballot may arrive up to 14 days after the election and still be counted. Please note that private email over the Internet is not a secure method of transfer for documents containing your confidential identity information. OVF strongly recommends regular mail and fax over email transfer. The Illinois state website offers a MOVE account to track the status of registration/ballot request.