Voting in Illinois

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This page has information relating to voting in Illinois. For full information contact your state election agency.

Registration

Illinois uses a primary system

To vote in Illinois, you must meet the following requirements:

When and where

Voting on election day

Poll times

See also: State Poll Opening and Closing Times

In, Illinois all polls are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time.[1]

Absentee voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Illinois. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[2]

Deadlines

To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the election office between 40 and 5 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.[2]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Early voting

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.[3] The 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.

See also

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References

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