Voting in Illinois
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Voting in 2012 Primaries • Voting on November 6, 2012
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To vote in Illinois, you must meet the following requirements:
When and where
Voting on election day
- See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times
All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Illinois. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.
To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the election office between 90 and five days prior to the election if sent by mail. If applied for in person, it must be received no later than the day before the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be postmarked no later than midnight the night before election and received no later than 14 days after the election.
Military and overseas voting
For full details regarding military and overseas voting, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Illinois is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 15 days before an election and ends on the third day prior to the election. Electors who vote early will be required to show identification. The nationwide average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.
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