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


Primary & 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.

Voting & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for their Considerations for Election Polling Locations and Voters.

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.

Voter Registration Lookup

Online Voter Registration

Voter Registration Information

DuPage County Voter Registration

Kane County Voter Registration

Kendall County Voter Registration

Will County Voter Registration

Automatic Voter Registration

Restoration of Voting Rights

Grace Period Voter Registration

DuPage County Grace Period Registration

Kane County Grace Period Registration

Kendall County Grace Period Registration

Will County Grace Period Registration

Voting


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 to for detailed voting information.

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 2021 Primary Consolidated Election:

  • Request a vote by mail ballot: 11/25/2020 - 02/18/2021
  • Vote by mail ballots issued: 01/14/2021 - 02/18/2021 (for military/overseas: 01/08/2021 - 02/16/2021)

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

Find Your Polling Place

Important Dates

2021 Consolidated Primary Election

November 25, 2020

First day for any registered voter to apply by mail or in person for an official vote by mail ballot
*Ballots will not be sent until January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

First day for early voting at the office of the election authority & temporary locations

January 26, 2021

Close of in person voter registration

January 27, 2021

Grace period registration and grace period voting begins

February 7, 2021

Last day to register to vote online

February 18, 2021

Requests for a mail-in ballot must be received by your local election authority by this date

February 22, 2021

Last day for early voting

February 23, 2021

Election Day
Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by this date
Last day for grace period registration and voting

2021 Consolidated Election

January 6, 2021

First day for any registered voter to apply by mail or in person for an official vote by mail ballot
*Ballots will not be sent until March 12, 2021

March 9, 2021

Close of in person voter registration

March 10, 2021

Grace period registration and grace period voting begins

March 12, 2021

In Kane County, first day for early voting at the office of the election authority & temporary locations

March 21, 2021

Last day to register to vote online

April 1, 2021

Requests for a mail-in ballot must be received by your local election authority by this date

April 5, 2021

Last day for early voting

April 6, 2021

Election Day
Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by this date
Last day for grace period registration and voting

Candidates

DuPage County Candidate List

Kane County Candidate List

Will County Candidate List

Find Your Legislator and District Information

Recursos para Votantes

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.

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

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

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

Chicago Sun-Times

Political coverage of Chicago and Illinois elections.

Chicago Tribune

Includes a 2020 election voter guide, news, opinion, fact checking, and details on how to vote in Illinois.

Daily Herald

2020 election coverage, including endorsements for local and statewide races.

National Public Radio (NPR)

National news coverage of the 2020 General Election.

PBS News Hour
National news coverage of the 2020 General Election.

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

Fact Checking

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

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. 

Project Vote Smart

A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office.

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.    

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