Voting on Election Day

Poll Hours: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Poll Hours: You can find your polling place at

ID Requirements: Generally, you are NOT REQUIRED to show ID to vote. However, if you are a first time voter in your jurisdiction and did not present ID when you registered to vote, you must show one of the following: a current and valid photo identification with your name and address, or a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document with your name and address.

Election Day Registration: Illinois recently passed a law allow for same-day registration. However, you cannot register to vote at your polling place, but rather a designated center in your jurisdiction. For more information, contact your local election official:

If You've Moved within the State: If you moved within your county and your new address is in the same precinct as your old address, you did not update your registration, and you moved within 27 days of Election Day, you are eligible to vote a full ballot but will have to fill out an affidavit. If you moved within to a new precinct in the same county within 30 days of the election, but did not reregister, you may vote at your old precinct but will have to fill out a new ballot. If you moved more than 30 days before the election or moved to a new county, you will have to register to vote (but you may now do so on Election Day at the designated location).

If You Changed Your Name: [N/A]

If You Have a Felony Conviction: If you have been convicted of a felony and are serving your sentence, you are not eligible to vote. If you have completed your sentence or are on parole, you are eligible to reregister and vote.

Poll Challenges: An election judge, a pollwatcher, or another voter is able to challenge your right to vote. The challenger must state a specific reason such as your identity, address, registration, or that you have already voted. The poll workers decide by majority vote whether to sustain or overrule the challenge. If the challenge is sustained, you may vote on a provisional ballot.

Voting Provisionally: If you cast a provisional ballot, call 866-OUR-VOTE for assistance on completing the process and having your vote counted.

Additional Information:
If you have trouble voting or have questions, call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE

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