Upcoming Elections

There are no statewide elections in Illinois in 2021

Election Rules

Voter Registration Deadline: 28 days before Election Day in-person or by mail, 16 days before Election Day online, or same day registration if voting in-person during early voting or on Election Day

Early voting in Illinois runs from 40 days before the election until the day before the election. Check your county’s election website to find your early voting locations.

Illinois’ Address Confidentiality Program provides a secure address that allows survivors of domestic violence to register to vote. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons after their release from incarceration.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID is only required for first-time voters

Time Off to Vote Law: Employees are eligible for up to two hours of paid time off to vote if they do not have sufficient time to vote outside of working hours. Learn more here.

Absentee Voting: Any registered Illinois voter can obtain an absentee ballot. The application can be found on your County Clerk’s website and must be received at least 12 days before the election.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Illinois ranks 12th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Illinois Congressional Delegation

Illinois State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Illinois had higher voter turnout than the overall United States for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size