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Be an informed voter this November!

Preparing to vote

Whether you're a first-time voter or you've never missed an election, this page will help you get ready for this fall's general election. More information can be found in-library on the second floor at the Informed Voter Corner.

REGISTER TO VOTE

STEP 1:
Check if you're registered to vote:
search by name or address to determine registration status. 

Am I Registered?


STEP 2:
Not registered? Register:

  • Online
    What you need: Drivers License and Social Security number
  • At The Library
    Visit the Voter Registration computer at the 2nd floor Ask Us desk, or in the main lobby. 
    What you need: Drivers License and Social Security number

Registration Deadlines

You must register at least 28 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election. You can register by mail or in person. Following the close of registration, Illinois allows for "Grace Period" Registration and Voting beginning the 27 day prior until the day before an election. During the Grace Period, you must vote at the same time that you register. Online registration is available through the 15th day prior to Election Day. On Election Day, you may register to vote and vote and the same time, but only at your designated polling location.


HOW TO VOTE

Vote In Person

  • Early voting
  • Find your polling place
  • When you go:

Vote By Mail

  • Apply to vote by mail using any of the following methods:
    • Submit an online application
    • Download or pick up an application at the DuPage County Registration Location, and mail to: DuPage County Election Commission, P.O. Box 1087, Wheaton, IL 60187
    • Call the DuPage County Election Commission (630) 407-5600, Spanish (630) 407-5608.
  • A ballot will be mailed to your address.
  • Mail-in votes must be postmarked no later than the day of the election to be considered valid and counted.

IMPORTANT DATES
  •  6/16/20  First day to file application for a Vote-by-Mail ballot with the Election Authority
  •  8/3/20  Last day for filing advisory or binding questions
  •  9/24/20  First day for Election Authority to mail an official Vote-by-Mail ballot
  •  9/24/20  First day of Early Voting at Election Authority site
  • 10/7/20  First day of Grace Period registration and voting
  • 10/18/20   Last day of Online Voter registration
  • 10/19/20  First day of Early Voting at sites other than the Election Authority
  • 10/29/20  Last day Election Authority will mail a Vote-by-Mail ballot
  • 10/31/20  Last Day of Early Voting at temporary voting sites
  • 11/2/20  Last day of Early Voting at the Election Authority
  • 11/2/20  Last day of Grace Period registration and voting
  • 11/3/20  General election

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