Automatic voter registration
Online voter registration
Pre-registration before turning 18
Number of days prior to election a voter must be registered is 15 days or less
Online voter registration closes 15 days or less before Election Day
Same day registration offered in all elections
Same day registration located at polling place
Same day registration offered only during early voting
All mail voting
In-person early voting
Amount of early voting days is higher than 7
Election day is a state holiday
No-excuse mail voting
12+ hours of open polls
Paid time off work to vote
Time off work to vote
Felons can vote after incarceration with completion of sentence
Felons can vote immediately after incarceration
Felons can vote while incarcerated
No ID required to vote
Mental competency not required to register
Non-photo ID required to vote
Photo-ID required to vote
In a Primary Election you will be required to call for the ballot of the party for which you wish to vote. You may call for the ballot of any party conducting a primary and may change party from one primary to the next. Anytime a public question is submitted to the voters in a primary, the question will appear on the party primary ballots; however, you may vote the public question without declaring a party affiliation by requesting a Non-partisan ballot containing the question only.
Any registered Illinois voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
If you’re not voting for the first time in Illinois, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by in person.
If you registered to vote by mail, are voting for the first time, and didn’t provide your driver’s license number, state ID number, last 4 digits of your Social Security number, a copy of a current and valid photo ID, a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government documentation that shows your name and address, or a student ID and mail postmarked to you at your residence, you’ll need to provide one of these when you vote in person during early voting or on Election Day.