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Be an informed voter for the general election!

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 November's General Election. More information can be found in-library on the second floor at the Informed Voter Corner.

First time voter? Start here to learn about the voting process:

Navigating the Voting Process - Accredited Schools Online

How to Vote - USA Gov
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 right now! Registration to vote in the primary closes on June 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Registration reopens on June 30, 2022. Illinois also has a grace period- you can register at the same time you go to vote. Learn more here.

Register Now!

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

  • Prepare to vote by checking your sample ballot
  • Vote early by visiting any temporary or permanent early voting location
  • Vote on election day by finding your polling place
  • Arrive early and plan to spend time in line
  • If you fill out a paper ballot: only use the writing utensil provided
  • If you fill out a touch-screen ballot: ask for help if you need it
  • Did you know? You can bring list of your chosen candidates with you into the ballot box!

Vote By Mail

  • Apply to vote by mail using any of the following methods:
    • Submit an online application
      • Any eligible DuPage County registered voter may Vote by Mail beginning 40 days prior to an Election.
    • 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, TDD: 630-407-5631
  • One your application is received, ballots will be mailed upon availability. 
    • The last day to mail a ballot to a voter is the Thursday (five days) prior to the election.
  • Mail-in votes must be postmarked no later than the day of the election to be considered valid and counted. 
  • Drop-off votes must be returned in a secure dropbox in the county in which you reside. Find a DuPage County drop box.
    • Nearby drop boxes: Jack T. Knuepfer Administration Building, 421 N County Farm Rd. Wheaton; any DuPage County early voting and polling place
  • Other Vote by Mail options
    • Permanent Vote by Mail Program; Permanently Disabled Vote by Mail Program; Registered Voter Admitted to Hospital, Nursing Home or Rehabilitation Center Within 14 Days of Election; U.S. Service and Citizens Overseas Absentee Voting

Please contact the DuPage County Election Division for additional information: (630) 407-5600


IMPORTANT DATES

5/19/2022

First day of Early Voting at Election Authority sites:

  • DuPage County Fairgrounds (Building 2)
  • Thursday, May 19 through Saturday, June 11 at the Fairgrounds
  • Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

6/1/2022

First day of Grace Period registration and voting (27 days prior to election)

6/13/22

First day of Early Voting at sites throughout DuPage County (15th day prior to election)

6/23/2022

Last day Election Authority will mail a Vote-by-Mail ballot (5 days before election)

6/25/22

Last Day of Early Voting at temporary voting sites (3 days before election)

6/27/22

Last day of Early Voting at permanent voting sites (1 day before election)

TBD

Last day of Grace Period registration and voting

6/28/22

Gubernatorial Primary


LEARN ABOUT CANDIDATES & ISSUES

Visit the library to look at the Informed Voter binder, or visit these nonpartisan sources:

Candidate Information:

Ballotpedia 
Ballotready
Votesmart.org

Information on the Issues:

Points of View Reference Center
RealClear Politics
Project Vote Smart
Safe, Secure, Accessible Elections Video

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