How easy is it to vote in Illinois? Very.

How easy is it to vote in Illinois? Very.

In Illinois, you can show up at the polls, register and vote all at the same time.

This election year is significant in Illinois because voters will have the chance, for the first time in 50 years, to directly tell state leaders “no” to another income tax hike.

The good news is that it’s easy to do in Illinois.

Illinois, along with 20 other states, allow for same-day voter registration. This means an eligible Illinoisan can show up at a polling location, register to vote and cast a vote all at the same time.

Who can vote in Illinois?

You must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Illinois and of your precinct for at least 30 days before the election
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day
  • Cannot be serving a prison sentence
  • Cannot be voting anywhere else

When and where do I vote?

Click here to see where your county’s early voting polling places are and when they are scheduled to be open, or your voting location for Election Day.

You may vote early up until Nov. 2. Early voting polling places vary based on each county. Typically, most counties will have early voting available at the county clerk’s office, in addition to temporary polling places or ones set up in specific precincts.

If you choose to vote early in a location other than the county clerk’s office, the polling place may only be open for voters from certain precincts. Always check with your local election authority to determine which early voting place you may vote at.

How do I register the same day?

If you are already registered to vote in your precinct, then all you have to do is show up at your polling location. Not registered or not sure? Click here.

A form of identification is not required when voting, but it is recommended you bring an ID in case there is any confusion about your registration, address or signature.

Illinois makes voting easy, so take the opportunity to tell state lawmakers not to change how they collect taxes, but rather to change how they do business. Voting “no” on the progressive tax is the first step to making Springfield stop mishandling pensions and spending more than they take in.

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