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.
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