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Our Homes, Our Votes, 

Our Illinois

Things You Need To Know: 


1. Registration Deadline:

  • The deadline to register online to vote is Sunday, October 18, 2020.

  • The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

  • The deadline to register in-person to vote is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. After the regular voter registration deadline of Tuesday, October 6, 2020, you can register and vote in person during a grace period, which begins the day after the deadline and runs through Election day. During this grace period, you can register and vote at your local election office, a permanent polling place, at early voting sites, at some polling places on election day, and at any other location specifically designated for grace-period voting by your election authority. Contact your local election office for more information on grace period locations and hours.

  • The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Thursday, October 29, 2020.

  • The early voting period runs from Thursday, September 24, 2020, to Monday, November 2, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.

  • You can also register and vote on Election Day.

2. Polling Times:

6 a.m. to 7 p.m

3. Is Early Voting  Available:

yes, 40 days before an election and ends the day before the election.

4. Can I Vote by Mail:

Yes, You can register here.

*All voters can vote by mail without an excuse*

5. ID Needed for Voting: 

Identification is not required to vote at the polls, although you will be required to verify your signature.

If you register to vote by mail and did not submit any ID with the registration, you must show one of the below forms of ID to vote:

  • A current and valid photo ID

  • Utility bill

  • Bank statement

  • Government check

  • Paycheck

  • Lease or contract for residence

  • Student ID and mail addressed to voter's residence

  • Government document

If you do not have a driver’s license, State Identification Card or social security number, and this form is submitted by mail, and you have never registered to vote in the jurisdiction you are now registering in, then you must send, with this application, either (i) a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or (ii) a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter. If you do not provide the information required above, then you will be required to provide election officials with either (i) or (ii) described above the first time you vote in person or prior to voting by mail. No notary or witness requirement for return of mail ballot & No ID requirement to vote by mail

6. Voting Without Address

While the voter registration application does ask for a residential and mailing address, it does allow a voter to describe where they live. "IF YOU HAVE NO STREET ADDRESS, describe your home: list the name of subdivision; cross streets; roads; landmarks; mileage and/or neighbors’ names."

7.Felony Disenfranchisement Rules


People with felony convictions can vote upon completion of sentence.

2020 Illinois 
Housing Profile

A one-page snapshot of the information advocates need to make the case for socially just housing policy.

Congressional Profile

The profile pulls from a variety of sources and illuminates several dimensions of housing affordability for renter households in each district, the surrounding area, and the state.

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