You hit your 18th birthday and are excited about voting on November 6th... now what??
 
If you missed our First Time Voter program, don't fear!
Here's a list of recources to help you be a more informed voter:
 
Dates to know:
- November 6, 2018:  Election Day; registration available at your voting location
- October 22 to November 5, 2018:  early voting period
- October 21, 2018:  deadline to register to vote online
- October 10 to November 5, 2018: grace period registration and voting
- October 9, 2018:  deadline to register to vote in person or by mail
 
Voting Information:
Find Your Voter Information, including your polling location, ballots for upcoming elections and your elected officials.
 
Learn about the Candidates:
Chicago Tribune articles, endorsements and candidate surveys
Daily Herald news, endorsements, profiles

These tools offer information on judicial candidates:
Illinois State Bar Association Judicial Evaluations
Chicago Bar Association Judicial Evaluations

For additional information on candidates and races, some organizations also perform fact checking and publish articles:
Ballotpedia Illinois:  A nonpartisan and nonprofit online encyclopedia of American politics and elections.
Politifact Illinois:  A Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website.

 
Follow the Legal Process:
Follow state law at the Illinois General Assembly and track bills with their Legislative Reports.
Track federal legislation in both the House of Representatives and Senate at Congress.gov.
Congressional Research Service Reports from the Library of Congress are now available to the public.  These reports examine issues from all perspectives to inform lawmakers throughout the process of drafting, debating, passing, and enacting legislation.
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