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Voting Information

Information for Voters

Information on registration and voting locations and dates, registration verification, vote by mail application, and sample ballots can be found at:

For SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY RESIDENTS:
Cook County Clerk
69 W. Washington, Suite 500,
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-5656
http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections

For CHICAGO RESIDENTS:
Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington, Suite 600,
Chicago, IL 60602
http://www.chicagoelections.com

Online Voter Registration

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE AT:
https://ova.elections.il.gov/

To register online you must have an Illinois drivers license or Illinois state ID.

Please Note: When registering online it is optional to provide your email address so that you can receive an email response concerning your registration instead of a U.S. Postal Service response. The political parties do have access to email addresses that are provided.

Important Dates for this Election

Check Cook County Clerk and Chicago Board of Elections websites for site locations
August 6 thru October 30 - apply by mail or online for Mail-in Ballot (will be sent out after 9/25 and must have return postmark by 11/3)
October 7 - Last day to register to vote
October 8 thru November 3 - Grace Period Registration at specified locations and you must vote at the same time as you register
October 20 thru November 2 - Early Voting at selected sites
November 4 - Election Day Registration and Voting at limited sites (pilot program for this election only)
November 4 - ELECTION DAY - Polls open 6am-7pm - vote in your precinct

Offices up for Election

For National Office from Illinois:
United States Senator
Representatives in Congress
Offices in Illinois Government:
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Secretary of State
Comptroller
Treasurer
State Senators and Representatives in the General Assembly
Offices in Cook County Government:
President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners
County Clerk
Treasurer
Sheriff
Assessor
County Commissioners -17 from single member districts
Commissioner of the Board of Review of Cook County for District 3 only
Other:
3 Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Supreme, Appellate, Circuit and Sub-circuit Judges
Various state and local constitutional amendments and/or referenda

Information on Candidates and Ballot Referenda

For Voting Information and all Candidate Information:

Vote411.org

For information on candidates running for Illinois Legislative Offices: http://www.lwvil.org

For Information on Cook County Candidates and Cook County Voter Referenda: Voter Guide

For information on Voting for Judges (available after September 30) http://www.voteforjudges.org