Illinois Elections: Important 2022 Election Information and Dates

  • Register to Vote in Illinois

  • You must register to vote at least 27 days before the next election.

  • In Illinois, you can register to vote online, by mail, as well as in person at your county election authority. You can also process your voter registration at your local IL driver license office when you apply for a new driver's license.

  • Online

  • You can register to vote online using the state's Online Voter Registration Application.

  • Be prepared to answer basic information about yourself just as you would if you were applying by mail or in person, and follow all submission instructions at the end of the process.

  • You can also change your registered name and/or address using this website.

  • By Mail

  • To register to vote by mail in Illinois, you will need:

  • A completed Illinois Voter Registration Application (Form SBE R-19) (Spanish-language version also available).

  • 2 documents proving identification. 1 document must show your current address.Either a copy of your valid photo identification, such as your:

  • Driver's license.

  • ID card.


  • The last 4 digits of your SSN and a valid photo identification.

  • A copy of a document proving your residential address, such as your:

  • Current utility bill.

  • Bank statement.

  • Pay check.

Once your form has been processed, your IL voter identification card will be issued.

NOTE: You can also register to vote in person at your local Illinois DMV office when you apply for a driver's license or ID card.

Illinois Military or Overseas Voters

If you're an IL resident currently on active-military duty or residing overseas, you can register to vote in federal elections through the Federal Voting Assistance Program.

Just complete the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application (Form 76) and submit it to your local election office.

You can also register to vote online at the Illinois State Board of Elections website. The online system will allow you to also request absentee ballots for upcoming federal elections.

Absentee Voting

As long as you are a registered voter and meet the state's qualifications, you can register as an “absentee voter" by mail using an early ballot or in person following the state's early voting process.

Refer to the state's section on voting before the election for more information on who can vote by mail (or early), how to obtain a ballot or locate an early voting location, and dates your ballot must be received or when you must vote early.

Change Your Illinois Voter Information

To update the name or address on your voter registration, you must re-submit the Illinois Voter Registration Application to your local Board of Elections office.

If you changed your name more than 27 days before the election but have not re-submitted a voter registration form, you cannot vote unless you're still living in the same precinct. If you are living in the same county, you must sign an affidavit at your polling place confirming your identity.

FORM-Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application - 76

Send this form to your Illinois election office to register to vote AND request an absentee ballot if residing outside of the country. For U.S. citizens ONLY.

Voter Registration Application Form -SBE R-19

Complete this form to register to vote in Illinois

Election Results
Illinois Voting Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.

  • Be a resident of Illinois for at least 30 days.

  • Be at least 18 years old (if you are 17 years old, can vote in the General Primary election IF they will be 18 years old on or before the General Election).

  • NOT be registered to vote in another state.

A person is not eligible to vote while incarcerated. After completing your sentence your voting rights will be restored.

Where do I vote in the next election? N
Primary:  Tuesday, June 28, 2022 
General Election;  Tuesday, November 8, 2022 
Who are the Republican candidates we need to support?

Senate:  TBD

Congress:  TBD

House of Representatives:  TBD

Illinois Supreme Court:  TBD

Appellate Court:  TBD

Kane County:  TBD

2022 Illinois Candidate's Guide

Candidates Who Have Filed to Run in the Election (TBD)

Information below from the Illinois Board of Elections...

The first day to file for a place on the Primary ballot for precinct chair candidates is September 9, 2021. (Petitions may start to be circulated for political party candidates and non partisan municipalities.

Dec 10-Dec 17, 2021 filing dates.


December 24, 2021 the last day to file objections to nomination papers filed.

December 31, 2021 is the last day to adopt a resolution for binding/advisory public question.