Make your vote count on November 8!


Arts Alliance has compiled key information about the coming midterm election.

Registering to Vote

You must be registered in order to vote. Check if you’re already registered.

If you’re not already registered, don’t worry! It’s easy to get registered. Illinois residents are welcome to register online until October 23.

If you miss that deadline, you can still get registered. Illinois residents are allowed to register in person at the polling place on Election Day and then cast their ballot.

Voting Options

 
There are several different options for how and when to vote: Voting early or on Election Day, and voting in person or by mail.

On Election Day


You may vote in person on Election Day—November 8—until 7pm. Click below to find your polling place using the State Board of Election’s polling place lookup tool.

Before Election Day


Beginning 40 days before Election Day (for this election, that means September 29!), Illinois residents can vote early at designated polling locations. The last day to vote early is November 7. You can see a list of early voting locations in your jurisdiction using the
State Board of Elections’ polling place lookup tool.

By Mail


In Illinois, the deadline for requesting a mail-in ballot is November 3. You’ll have to request a ballot from your
local election office.

Did you vote by mail? Check out if your vote has been received through your local Election Authority.

What’s going to be on my ballot?
 

Ballots vary depending on where you are in the state. You can check what will be on your ballot through BallotReady. (Their site also has a lot of useful tools and information. Go check it out.)

Additional Resources

Illinois State Board of Elections Website
The general go-to for all Illinois Election Day resources.

Find My Elected Officials
Figure out who represents your district.

IllinoisSunshine.org
Keep track of where the money’s coming from in your local elections.

AllSides Media Bias Chart
Stay informed about the accuracy of the news!

Bolder Advocacy’s Illinois Nonprofit Voter Assistance
To help nonprofits determine if state or local regulations apply to existing or proposed voter engagement work in Illinois.

League of American Orchestra’s Voter Engagement Guide