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 EARLY VOTING

First day to vote early: October 22nd
Last day to vote early: November 3rd

Your local courthouse will be open for early voting between the above dates.  Unlike past years, you won’t need a reason to vote early or absentee.  For absentee ballots, you can pick up an application from the courthouse after September 27th.

More info on voting absentee can be found here:
http://www.elections.il.gov/downloads/electioninformation/pdf/absevote.pdf
 
Military and overseas voters will need to fill out the form and peruse the guide provided here:
http://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/ElectionInformation/PDF/GuideMilitaryOvrsesvtr.pdf

 

POLLS OPERATE FROM 6:00AM TO 7:00PM ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012

The polls are open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Each voter must vote at his/her precinct polling place. Check your polling place location with the election authority for your jurisdiction. The below listed forms of ID must show your name and address and must be presented to the election officials before being permitted to vote. If you do not present a required form of identification either at the time of submitting your mail-in registration or at the time of voting, you may vote a Provisional Ballot.

VALID FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION
• A current and valid photo identification
• Utility bill
• Bank statement
• Government check
• Paycheck
• Lease or contract for residence
• Student ID & mail addressed to voter’s residence
• Government document 

Voters whose names do not appear on the poll list, or are unable to comply with the identification requirements for mail-in registrants, are entitled to vote by provisional ballot if they declare they are registered to vote in the jurisdiction and eligible to vote in the election.

Voters who vote by provisional ballot are entitled to written information describing how they may learn, through a free access system, whether their provisional ballot was counted by election officials, and if it was not counted, why not.

Voters who vote after the established time for polls to close due to a court order requiring the polls to remain open for extended hours will have to vote by provisional ballot (unless those voters were in line at the time polls closed).

Voters whose voting status has been challenged by an election judge, a pollwatcher, or any legal voter and that challenge has been sustained by a majority of the election judges may vote provisionally.

Voters who are registered to vote and who have moved within their election authority’s jurisdiction more than 30 days before an election for federal office may vote in that election (for federal offices) under the failsafe procedures set forth in NVRA. Such voters must vote in the polling place for the residence from which the voter most recently registered even if they did not advise the election authority of the move.

Voters who have submitted to the appropriate election authority (eitherin- person or by mail) their completed registration application by the close of registration as permitted by state law, and such registration application has been determined to be valid by the election authority, are entitled to be registered and vote in that election.

Voters are entitled to notice of the disposition of their voter registration application.

Voters who are otherwise qualified to vote may be entitled to register and vote absentee in an election for if they are in the military or are residing overseas.

Voters in jurisdictions with a statutorily-specified minimum number of voters who speak a primary language other than English may be entitled to receive a written ballot or other election materials or assistance in a language other than English.

 

 

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXPECT A FREE AND FAIR ELECTION. IF YOU FEEL YOUR VOTING RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED, CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE AT 1-800-NOW-VOTE.

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