Action Alert: Vote TODAY! March 15, 2016!


The 2016 general primary election season is underway, and the polls are open!

What Are Primary Elections?

In primary elections, voters cast their ballot for a candidate that may be nominated by a political party for the general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

The Illinois primary elections will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

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In this primary cycle, some of the races include:

  • President of the United States
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Illinois Comptroller
  • Illinois Senate
  • Illinois House of Representatives

Why Is Early Voting Important?

Early voting allows citizens to vote prior to March 15.  It expands voting rights by ensuring ample opportunities for you to exercise your right to vote now until the March 15th primary elections.  Early voting in Illinois is now a guaranteed right for every citizen, further protecting the democratic process for every eligible person who can vote.

Is Early Voting Available Where I Live?

All 102 counties in Illinois offer early voting sites, either at the county clerk’s office or election board.  Some major cities, like Chicago or Aurora, have their own respective elections authorities as well.

Depending where you are, key locations and various early voting phases are available for citizens to register, update information, and cast ballots.

Dates and times vary within each county or city for early voting, which may include weekends and extended hours.  To find learn your options in any county, go to the Illinois State Board of Elections early voting page.

You can also find out the races and candidates you’ll vote for.  Visit Rock the Vote to enter your home address to learn important voter information related specifically to you.

Have questions or concerns?

Contact your local elections authority (hours will vary):

City of Chicago
Chicago Election Board
69 W. Washington St., Suite 600
312-269-7900
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Weekends: Closed 

Cook County
Cook County Election Board
69 W. Washington St., Suite 500, Chicago
312-603-0906
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Weekends: Closed 

DuPage County
DuPage County Election Commission
421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton
630-407-5600
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Weekends: Closed 

Kane County
Kane County Clerk’s Office
719 S. Batavia Ave., Building B, Geneva
630-232-5990
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Weekends: Closed

Kendall County
Kendall County Clerk’s Office
111 W. Fox St., Yorkville
630-553-4104
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Weekends: Closed 

Lake County
Lake County Clerk’s Office
18 N. County St., Room 101, Waukegan
847-377-2410
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am – 5 pm
Weekends: Closed

McHenry County
McHenry County Clerk’s Office
667 Ware Rd., Room 107, Woodstock
815-334-4242
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Weekends: Closed

Will County
Will County Clerk’s Office
302 N. Chicago St., Joliet
815-740-4782
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Weekends: Closed 

All Illinois Residents
Illinois State Board of Elections
2329 S. MacArthur Blvd., Springfield
217-782-4141
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Weekends: Closed