WHEN YOU CAN VOTE
Election Day Polling Place Hours
6 a.m - 7 p.m
General election from October 20th through November 1st. Contact your County Elections Official for information about location and times or visit the State Board of Election website.
REGISTERING TO VOTE
VOTING EARLY AND BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
If You Want to Vote Early
Any voter in Illinois can vote early. Early voting begins the twenty-second day before election up to and including the fifth day before the election. Early Voting Dates for 2014 General Election: October 20th through November 1st.
The early voting centers are designated by the local election authority. Contact your local County Elections Official for information about location and times or visit the State Board of Election website.
If You Want to Vote Absentee
In Illinois, voters may apply for and cast an absentee ballot without specifying a reason. Applications can be made by mail (within the U.S) or in-person beginning 40 days before the election (September 25, 2014 for the November general election). Absentee applications by mail must be received 5 days before the election (October 30, 2014 for the November general election). In person absentee ballots can be cast up to 1 day before the election (November 3, 2014 for the November general election).
Military and overseas voters are subject to different deadlines. For more information visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website of the Illinois Information page of the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
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