November 8, 2016 General Election Information


The last day to register to vote for the November 8, 2016 General Election is October 11, 2016. After this date, grace period registration is only available in person at sites authorized by each election authority. To be eligible to vote a voter must: be at least 18 years of age by election day; be a United States Citizen; live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to election day; not be convicted and in jail; not claim the right to vote anywhere else. When you receive your voter ID card by mail, you are considered registered. If you do not receive an ID card by 3 weeks after you have registered, contact your election authority. If you are not voting for the first time in Illinois, you do not need to provide ID to vote in person.

To learn more visit the Illinois State Board of Elections:

To contact your local election authority:

To review important election dates and deadlines :

To UPDATE or REGISTER to vote by mail or in person:

To REGISTER to vote online:

For directions to VOTE by mail:

To VOTE in person at EARLY voting locations in suburban COOK COUNTY between September 29, 2016 and November 7, 2016:

To locate where to VOTE in person on Election Day, November 8, 2016 (polling places):

To view a  list of all active candidates running in the November 8th, 2016 General Election:                                       

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