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Voter Resources

A nonpartisan resource for election information in DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.


Red white and blue Vote iconPrimary & General Consolidated Elections in Illinois: The election day for the consolidated election is the first Tuesday in April of each odd year, unless that day is during Passover, in which case the election is the first Tuesday after Passover. Its associated consolidated primary election is held on the preceding last Tuesday in February. The consolidated election was established in 1982; before this, many local government held separate elections on unrelated days at unrelated places.


Register to Vote

You must register at least 28 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election. You can register online, by mail, or in person. Following the close of registration, Illinois allows for "Grace Period" registration and voting beginning the 27th day prior until the day before an election. Online registration is available through the 15th day prior to Election Day.

To Vote in Illinois:

  • You must be a United States citizen.

  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General or Consolidated Election.

  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.

  • You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.

  • You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

At the library

Register to vote at the library through February 20! Select staff are trained deputy registrars. Stop by a service desk for more information. Dependent on staff availability.

Voting

  Find Your Polling Place  

Early Voting

  DuPage County Early Voting  

  Kane County Early Voting  

  Kendall County Early Voting  

  Will County Early Voting  

Voter Search

Search by name and/or address for information on your polling place and a sample ballot.

  DuPage County - Check Your Election Information  
  Kane County Voter Search  
  Kendall County Voter Search  
  Will County - Find My Polling Place, Sample Ballot  

Vote By Mail

Voting by mail is an option for voters to cast their ballot prior to Election Day. Voters can request a vote by mail ballot through the mail or in person.

For the 2024 Primary Election:

  • Request a vote by mail ballot: 12/20/2023 - 3/14/2024

For the 2024 General Election:

  • Request a vote by mail ballot: 8/7/2024 - 10/31/2024

  DuPage County Vote by Mail  

  Kane County Vote by Mail  

  Kendall County Vote by Mail  

  Will County Vote by Mail  

Track the Status of Your Mail-In Ballot

DuPage County

Kane County

Will County

Election Calendar

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General Primary Election: March 19, 2024

December 20: Vote by Mail - Application

First day for any registered voter within the confines of the United States to make application by mail or in person for an official vote by mail ballot.

February 8: Vote by Mail & Early Voting

First day for election authority to mail an official ballot to voters who have requested one.
First day for early voting at the office of the election authority and temporary locations designated by the election authority. 

February 20: Close of Registration

Last day for registration or transfer of registration within the offices of the election authority. 

February 21: Grace Period Registration and Voting

First day for grace period registration, voting or change of address in the office of the election authority or at a location designated for this purpose.

March 3: Online Voter Registration - Last Day

Last day for voters to register to vote through the State Board of Elections website.

March 4: Early Voting - Permanent Polling Places

First day of early voting for counties that have early voting at permanent polling places other than the office of the election authority. 

March 14: Vote by Mail

Last day for the election authority to receive application by mail from any registered voter.

March 18: Early Voting - Last Day

Last day for early voting at the office of the election authority or at a location designated by the election authority for this purpose. 

March 19: Election Day

Last day for grace period registration and voting in the office of the election authority or at a location designated for this purpose by the election authority. 

April 2: Counting - Last Day

Last day to count vote by mail & provisional ballots.

General Election: November 5, 2024

August 7: Vote by Mail - Application

First day for any registered voter within the confines of the United States to make application by mail or in person for an official vote by mail ballot.

September 26: Vote by Mail & Early Voting

First day for election authority to mail an official ballot to voters who have requested one.
First day for early voting at the office of the election authority and temporary locations designated by the election authority. 

October 8: Close of Registration

Last day for registration or transfer of registration within the offices of the election authority. 

October 9: Grace Period Registration and Voting

First day for grace period registration, voting or change of address in the office of the election authority or at a location designated for this purpose.

October 20: Online Voter Registration - Last Day

Last day for voters to register to vote through the State Board of Elections website.

October 21: Early Voting - Permanent Polling Places

First day of early voting for counties that have early voting at permanent polling places other than the office of the election authority. 

October 31: Vote by Mail

Last day for the election authority to receive application by mail from any registered voter.

November 4: Early Voting - Last Day

Last day for early voting at the office of the election authority or at a location designated by the election authority for this purpose. 

November 5: Election Day

Last day for grace period registration and voting in the office of the election authority or at a location designated for this purpose by the election authority. 

November 19: Counting - Last Day

Last day to count vote by mail & provisional ballots.

Candidates

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  DuPage County Candidate List  

  Kane County Candidate List  

  Will County Candidate List  

  Find Your Legislator and District Information  

Write-In Candidates

DuPage County

In order to be a write-in candidate, a notarized Declaration of Intent to Be a Write-In Candidate must have been filed with the DuPage County Election Division no later than 61 days prior to the election. Write-in candidate names will not appear on the ballot; the DuPage County Clerk Election Division maintains the Write-In Candidate Listings.

Kane County

Voters may only write-in candidates who have already filed a Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate 61 days prior to the election. Nonetheless, write-in candidate names will not appear on the ballot, only the option to write-in. The Kane County Clerk's Office keeps an up-to-date Write-In Candidate List for voters. A candidate who is defeated for nomination is not allowed to file a Declation of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate. 

*Note that Kendall and Will Counties do not provide lists of write-in candidates.

Recursos para Votantes

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Can I Vote en Español
Este sitio web no partidista fue creado por los funcionarios electorales para ayudar votantes elegibles obtener información sobre cómo y dónde votar.


La Comisión de Asistencia Electoral de los EE.UU.

La EAC es una comisión independiente bipartidista encargada del desarrollo de la orientación para cumplir con los requisitos de la HAVA, la adopción de directrices voluntarias del sistema de votación, y sirviendo como un repositorio nacional de intercambio de información sobre la administración electoral.


Leyes de votaciones y elecciones en EE. UU.

Entérese cómo los límites de contribuciones económicas a las campañas políticas, las reglas de accesibilidad y otras leyes electorales federales ayudan a proteger sus derechos como votante y el proceso electoral.


VOTE411 en Español

Lanzada por el Fondo de Educación de la Liga de Mujeres Votantes (LWVEF) en octubre de 2006, VOTE411.org es una "ventanilla única" para obtener información relacionada con las elecciones. Proporciona información no partidista al público con información general y específica sobre cada estado sobre los siguientes aspectos del proceso electoral.

Goverment Sites

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DuPage County Clerk

The official website of the DuPage County Clerk.

Kane County Clerk

The official website of the Kane County Clerk.

Kendall County Clerk

The official website of the Kendall County Clerk.

Will County Clerk

The official website of the Will County Clerk.

Illinois State Board of Elections

A quick and easy way to find candidate filings, general election information, and to verify if you are registered to vote in Illinois.

Federal Voting Assistance Program

Federal voting assistance for service members, their families, and overseas citizens. Provides access to election officials and voting assistance officers to help navigate the absentee voting process.

Presidential Election Process

Learn about the Presidential election process, including the Electoral College, caucuses and primaries, and the national conventions.

The Federal Government has developed a glossary of common terms used during election seasons. Perfect for new voters.

Campaign Finance

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Federal Election Commission

Official United States Government website that tracks campaign finance and donations.

Illinois Sunshine

A tool for browsing political contributions in the state of Illinois.

News Coverage of Election

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Chicago Sun-Times

Political coverage of Chicago and Illinois elections.

Chicago Tribune

Includes a 2022 election voter guide, news, opinion, fact checking, and details on how to vote in Illinois.

Daily Herald

2022 election coverage, including endorsements for local and statewide races.

National Public Radio (NPR)

National news coverage of the 2022 General Election.

PBS News Hour
National news coverage of the 2022 General Election.

WTTW News
Political coverage of the Chicago area and Illinois as well as national election news.

Fact Checking

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Annenberg Political Fact Check

Designed to help voters by “monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.” Updated even when it is not election season. Includes information on special interest groups behind television ads.

Center for Public Integrity

A well documented investigative journalism organization and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 & 2017.

Newsguard

Browser extension that provides an easy way to evaluate websites. “Green-Red ratings compiled by a team of trained journalists signal if a website is trying to get it right, has a hidden agenda, or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.”

Politifact

A fact-checking website founded by editors of Time Magazine and in conjunction with Congressional Quarterly.

General Resources

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ACLU: Know Your Rights

A non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the liberties guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, the state Constitution, and state/federal human rights laws.

BallotReady

A nonpartisan site that allows you to build your ballot by diving into every candidate and referendum on your ballot, including candidate’s backgrounds, stances on issues, and experience. BallotReady lets you “explore your ballot, make informed choices, and vote!”

BestColleges.com Student Voting Guide

A nonpartisan guide designed for college students. It includes a bipartisan key issues guide and voter registration information for each state.

Can I Vote
A nonpartisan website created by state election officials to help eligible voters figure out how and where to go vote.

ProCon.org

Pros and cons of current issues. Feeling overwhelmed by all the issues debated during election? Start here! ProCon.org is a nonprofit nonpartisan public charity that use professional researchers and rigorous editorial standards. 

Vote Smart

Vote Smart's mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.

TurboVote

A tool that makes voting easy by sending text or email messages verifying voter registration status, reminders about important election deadlines, and polling place location. Developed by the nonpartisan group Democracy Works.

VOTE411

VOTE411 is committed to ensuring voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Whether it's local, state or federal, every election is important to ensuring our laws and policies reflect the values and beliefs of our communities. Brought to you by The League of Women Voters Education Fund.    

Political Parties

This page is compiled and maintained by librarians at the Aurora Public Library District. Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.