What you need to know about early voting and postal voting

The 2022 general election in CHICAGO – Illinois will be held on Tuesday, November 8th.

Voters will head to the polls to decide multiple races, including governor, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Illinois Senate, Illinois House, statewide officials, an IL Supreme Court seat, as well as several local amendments and a statewide constitutional amendment .

voter registration

First and foremost, log in to vote, or check your status if you’re not sure.

Early voting began statewide last week and will continue through Nov. 7.

Registered voters can vote in person at a designated early voting location in their jurisdiction; and here you can look up your polling station.

Chicago Early Voting

In Chicago, early voting begins Friday, October 7th and runs through November 8th.

The Chicago Board of Elections Office (CBOE) (69 W. Washington, 6th floor) and the Chicago Board of Elections Supersite (191 N. Clark) are open for early voting during the following times:

Oct 7 – Oct 30:

  • Weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

31 Oct – 7 Nov:

  • Weekdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m
  • Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Nov. 8 (Election Day): CBOE Supersite (191 N. Clark) 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m
  • The CBOE office remains closed

The CBOE says early voting booths in all 50 boroughs will be open from Oct. 24 to Nov. 8 at the following times:

  • Weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
  • Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
  • Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
  • Election Day (Nov. 8) – 6am – 7pm

The locations of the polling stations in these 50 boroughs can be found here.

Early vote outside of Chicago

Voters living outside of Chicago should check their county and city websites for early voting locations or click below for more information.

Universities early voting websites

Below are the university early voting locations, which will be open November 2-4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m

  • Chicago State University – 9501 S. Konig Dr.
  • Northeastern University – 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
  • University of Chicago – Reynolds Club – 1131 E. 57th St.

Vote by email

Until election day, voters can also cast their votes by mail.

Registered voters in Chicago have until 5 p.m. Nov. 3 to request a ballot-by-mail. Voters outside the city of Chicago must also mail their applications to the Elections Commission by November 3.

Once your application is accepted, you will receive a ballot and return envelope, which must be postmarked no later than November 8 to be counted in the general election.

This is also the first year that voters will have the option to apply for permanent postal voting status. Applications to participate in the new system must be sent to your local electoral authority by November 3rd.

Other election dates

Other election dates to consider:

Election officials add that government-issued photo identification isn’t required to vote, but advises you to bring it in case there are questions about your registration, address or signature, and in case two voters at the same address have the same names or similar names.

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