How to Vote in Illinois

Find out everything you need to know about how to vote in Illinois.

Upcoming Elections and Deadlines in Illinois

Illinois Primary Election

Illinois Primary Election

Mar 19, 2024

Early voting: Thu February 8, 2024 - Mon March 18, 2024

Voter Registration Deadline

Online: Sun Mar 3, 2024
Mail: Received by Tue Feb 20, 2024
In person: Wed Feb 21, 2024

Same-Day Voter Registration

Election Day: Available
Early Voting Period: Available

Mail Ballot Deadlines

Deadline to Request a Mail Ballot:
Online: Not available
Mail: Received by Thursday, March 14, 2024
In Person: Mon March 18, 2024
Deadline to Return Completed Mail Ballot:
By mail: Received by Tue April 2, 2024
In person: Received by Tue March 19, 2024

Register to Vote

Who can register to vote in Illinois
Can I register to vote on Election Day?
Voter registration deadlines
Registering to vote as a student
Registering for people with disabilities

Vote Early In-Person

When can I vote early?
Who can vote early?
Where can I go to vote early?
What do I need to bring to vote early?
Can I register to vote during Early Voting?
Voting early as a student
Voting early for people with disabilities

Request a Mail-In/Absentee Ballot

Can everyone vote by mail/absentee?
How do I request a ballot?
What is the deadline to request a ballot?
Requesting an absentee ballot in emergencies or for people with disabilities

Return your Completed Ballot

Does my state allow absentee/mail ballot drop-off?
What is the deadline to drop off a voted ballot?
Where can I drop off my voted ballot?
Who can drop off my completed ballot?
Certain designated individuals are allowed to drop off a ballot for someone else in Illinois. For more information on who can return an absentee ballot,
contact your local election official.

Vote In-Person on Election Day

Can I register to vote on Election Day?
What do I need to bring to vote on Election Day?
Voting as a Student
Voting for People with Disabilities

Additional Illinois Resources

Your State Election Official
Overseas & Military Voting
Additional Information