Voting Info

BE A SHE VOTER!

The Consolidated Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 for municipal government elections including mayor, city clerk, city treasurer, and alderman. The Consolidated General Election, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, will be held for these positions if a run off is necessary as well as School Board Elections.  Whether you are a first time voter or 20th time voter, She Votes Illinois wants to make sure that you have all the tools you need to vote!

Check your registration – Before election day, make sure you are still registered to vote. Perhaps you have moved, changed your name, or live in a neighborhood that changed zip codes. Even if nothing has changed, it’s a good idea to check to make sure your voter registration is still active.

Register to vote – Are you turning 18 by the upcoming elections or will this be your first time voting? Although Illinois offers same day voter registration, take 2 minutes to register to vote today.

Restore your vote – Do you have a felony conviction? Check this site to see if you are eligible to vote.

Ultimate College Voter Guide – Are you a college student? Congrats!!! Check out this site for everything you need to vote while at school.

Absentee Ballot – Are you in the military or overseas? Military service members and US citizens living outside the US can register to vote, can request an absentee ballot, and can submit voting materials by mail, fax, or e-mail.  Check this site for step-by-step help and rules about deadlines and other requirements.

Review your ballot on BallotReady or Ballotpedia. Know who you are voting for BEFORE you go to the polls.

Make a plan to vote. The more organized you are, the more likely you are to vote.

        • How are you getting there?
        • Who is taking care of the kids?
        • When are you going? – Make sure you know when the polls are open, note that certain times of day might have longer wait lines at the polls, coordinate with your co-workers and family members as necessary. Set a reminder on your calendar.
        • How are you voting?
            • Provisional ballot – Don’t be turned away at the polls. If your voting eligibility is challenged, request a provisional ballot.  Read here for more information about provisional ballots and your rights.
      • How are you going to communicate with your friends, family, and co-workers that you have voted and encourage them to vote too?