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Your guide to the 2022 general elections

  • Q&A with Gubernatorial Candidates
  • 2022 Election Dates to Know
  • Three Ways to Cast Your Ballot
  • New IL District Maps
  • In the News
  • Voting FAQ
  • Helpful links

Q&A with Gubernatorial Candidates

2022 Illinois election dates to know

Date

Description

August 10

First day for vote by mail applications

September 29

Early voting begins, vote by mail ballots mailed

October 12

Grace period registration and voting begins

October 23

Last day for online voter registration

November 3

Last day for VBM applications by mail

November 7

Last day of early voting

November 8

General Election Day

Three ways to cast your ballot

Click here to check your voter status

Illinois online voter registration application

Option 1: Vote by Mail September 29 - November 7

  • Apply August 10 – November 3 to request a ballot by mail
  • Receive your ballot in the mail and make your selections
  • Send ballot back to your local election authority in a well-sealed envelope

Vote by mail applications

Option 2: Vote Early September 29 - November 7
Check which locations are open for early voting under your local election authority.

    • Visit the polling place between the following hours to cast your ballot

      15 days prior to election
      Weekdays – 8:30 am -4:30 pm or 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      8 days prior to election
      Weekdays – 8:30 am – 7:00 pm or 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
      Saturdays & Holidays – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
      Sundays – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      *These hours of operation apply only to permanent branch polling locations. Check with your local election authority for more specific times/locations for your area.

Option 3: Election Day November 8

Polling places open from 6:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Click here to look up your polling place.

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New IL District Maps

Illinois legislative and congressional districts have been redistricted ahead of the 2022 elections.

In the News

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Voting FAQ

  • What is grace period registration?
    • Grace period registration is an extension of the regular registration deadline.
  • What is grace period voting?
    • If a voter who registers to vote or changes his or her address during this grace period wishes to vote at the election or primary occurring during this grace period, he or she must do so in-person at the same time that he/she registers.

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Helpful Links

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