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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Elections and Voting

Find information about national, state, and local elections in the United States, including voter registration and identification requirements, voting rights, polling places, and other resources.

Illinois Voting Resources

Illinois State Board of Elections

The Illinois State Board of Elections provides information for voters in the state of Illinois, including:

  • Election schedule (including dates and deadlines)
  • Authority contact information
  • Who is running
  • Referenda on the ballot
  • Sample ballots
  • Election results 
  • Registration information:
    • Check on registration status
    • Automatic registration
    • Voter registration application (online form, English form, and Spanish form),
    • Registration deadlines
    • Updates to registration
    • Forms of identification requirements
  • Voting options:
    • Early voting
    • Military and overseas
    • Vote by mail
    • Voting on election day
    • Polling locations and accessibility, precinct maps, and district locator
    • Provisional ballot search
    • Voting systems
  • Candidates:
    • Illinois Voters Guide
    • Campaign and candidate disclosures