Civics & Voting
Elections held on March 17 will select candidates for state and federal positions in the fall General Election.
Dates to know:
- March 17, 2020: Election Day; voter registration available at your voting location
- March 2 to March 16, 2020: early voting period
- March 1, 2020: deadline to register to vote online
- February 19 to March 16, 2020: grace period registration and voting
- February 18, 2020: deadline to register to vote by paper application
If you are interested in becoming an election judge to work on election day, you can apply online.
- Your Voter Information: find your polling location, sample ballots for upcoming elections and your elected officials.
If you encounter issues while voting, Illinois Legal Aid Online highlights relevant resources.
2018 election information may appear below. This webpage will be updated as these resources publish information about the upcoming election.
- Chicago Sun Times Illinois Election Voting Guide
- Chicago Tribune articles, endorsements and candidate surveys
- Daily Herald news, endorsements, profiles
- Journal & Topics endorsements
These tools offer information on judicial candidates:
For additional information on candidates and races, some organizations also perform fact checking and publish articles:
- 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.