How to Vote
You can vote in Illinois if:
- You are a U.S. citizen.
- You are at least 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election (June 28) and turn 18 on or before the date of the General Election (November 8).
- You have lived in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
- You are not currently in jail/prison. If you have a felony on record and have already served your time, you can still vote.
- You are not claiming the right to vote anywhere else.
Register if needed
- Online at https://ova.elections.il.gov/
Use your IL driver’s license or state ID card to register to vote, or to change your name or address.
- In Person at Early Voting OR At Your Precinct Polling Place on Election Day
You must show two (2) forms of ID. At least one (1) ID must list your current address.
- At the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office
If you’re already getting a new driver’s license or state ID, you can also register during that visit.
Plan your vote
Ways you can vote:
- Mail-in ballots
Illinois is a no-excuse vote by mail state, permitting all registered voters to safely cast a ballot from home.
- Early in-person voting
Cast your ballot early and in person beginning in every ward on Monday, October 24, 2022.
- In-person voting on Election Day
The General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022 and a state holiday. Polls are open from 6 am – 7 pm.
Nearby Early Voting Locations:
- 40th Ward
Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Ave.
- 44th Ward
Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont Ave.
- 46th Ward
Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.
- 47th Ward
Conrad Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
- 48th Ward
Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway
Early Voting Hours:
- Weekdays: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Election Day (November 8th): 6:00 am – 7:00 pm