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Voter Information

On BALLOT READY, voters can learn exactly what they will be expected to vote on in the upcoming election by entering their home address.
BallotReady provides information on all the Presidential candidates on the Illinois ballot plus candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, State Comptroller, IL House/IL Senate, IL judges, and county offices. In addition, there is information on the statewide transportation constitutional amendment referendum and all local government referenda.
Find the facts about the ballot you will see on election day at BALLOT READY.

To find more information about all federal and state candidates, including biographies, votes on issues, positions, ratings/endorsements, speeches and funding go to VOTE SMART

For the most up-to-date information on registering to vote, candidate filing, absentee ballot information, election dates, and polling locations, please visit the following websites:

Cook County - Cook County Clerk, David Orr

Will County - Cook County Clerk, Nancy Schultz Voots

Voter Registration Information

  • A qualified voter must be a U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age by election day, a resident of his precinct for 30 days prior to the next election, and must provide two pieces of identification (one must have current address).
  • You need to re-register if you have moved to a different precinct or if you have changed your name.
  • You can register to vote at your County Clerk's office, Village or City Hall or Township Office. Your public school office and library may also offer voter registration.
  • You must register to vote at least 28 days before the next election.
  • A mailed-in registration requires in-person voting the first time.

Elected State Officials