Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 6, October 18 online, or Election Day registration if voting in-person

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

Early voting: Early voting for the 2020 Election will take place from October 19 – November 2.

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 5 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