Your Vote is the most rudimentary action in a democratic society. It’s time to make your voice heard with your vote. Not long ago in our country women had no voice and thus no right to vote. It is important on November 8th for you to take this opportunity to define the direction of this country. So, why vote? Voting it is a fundamental process and right of yours to decide who best represents you and your family.
A government that is elected by its citizens effects every aspect of our lives from schools, to health care, to our roadways, to the use of our taxes. Voting preserves our system of democracy and the leadership working on our behalf.
Through the election process, you have the ability to decide on what is important to you in this country and our community.
How to register to vote in Illinois
Start your online registration on Illinois’s election website.
You can also register to vote by mail or in person on Illinois’s election website.
Voter registration deadlines in Illinois
- Online registration deadline: 16 days before Election Day
- Register by mail deadline: Must be received 28 days before Election Day
- In person registration deadline: Available up to and including on Election Day
How to Check Your Voter Registration
You can confirm your voter registration status on Illinois’s election website.
8/10/2022 First day for any registered voter within the confines of the United States to make application by mail or in person for an official vote by mail ballot
9/23/2022 Last day for the election authority to have sufficient number of ballots available for mailing to persons in the U.S. service or their spouses and voting age dependents, citizens temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the U.S. and nonresident civilians
9/29/2022 First day for election authority to mail an official ballot to voters who have requested one
9/29/2022 First day for early voting at the office of the election authority & temporary locations
10/11/2022 Last day for registration or transfer of registration within the offices of the election authority
10/12/2022 First day for grace period registration, voting or change of address in the office of the election authority or at a location designated for this purpose
10/23/2022 ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION Last day for voters to register to vote through the State Board of Elections website. (10 ILCS 5/1A-16.5)
10/31/2022 Last day for any voter who is a member of the U.S. service or their spouses, voting age dependents, nonresident civilian and citizens temporarily residing outside the U.S. to make application for an absentee ballot
11/3/2022 Last day for the election authority to receive application by mail from any registered voter
11/7/2022 Last day for early voting
11/8/2022 Last day for grace period registration and voting