How To Vote In Illinois 2020

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hello Illinois if you want to vote first

you need to make sure that you're

registered there's a link in the

description where you can check your

registration status right now if you

aren't registered or if you've moved

since the last time you voted you can

register online using the link in the

description as long as you have an

Illinois driver's license if you don't

have an Illinois license maybe you don't

drive or you're a college student from

another state you'll go to the same

registration website but at the end you

have to print out the form and mail it

in with another form of ID deadline to

register online or by mail is October

18th but if you missed it don't panic

you can still register in person all the

way through Election Day by going to a

grace period registration location in

your county there's a link to where you

can look up those locations below if you

don't see any it's probably because the

deadline to register by mail and online

hasn't passed yet don't worry the sites

could update it as Election Day gets

closer when you go to register in person

you'll need to bring two forms of ID

with you a photo ID of any kind

including student IDs and a piece of

mail that has your name and current

address on it like a bank statement

utility bill or paycheck even a copy of

your lease will work once you're

registered you get to vote unless this

is both your first time voting and

you've registered by mail anyone in

Illinois can vote by mail otherwise

known as voting absentee for any reason

starting in August you can go to the

link in the description to download a

form fill it out and mail it to the

address on the forum to request a mail

ballot Illinois accepts mail ballot

requests up until October 29th but the

sooner you apply the sooner you get your

ballot and the longer you have to look

it over and make your decisions then all

you have to do is mail your ballot back

in so that it's received by November 3rd

you can also vote early in person from

September 22nd through November 2nd the

hours and locations vary by county so

there's a link in the description where

you can choose your county and it will

tell you when and where you can vote

early if you're voting on Election Day

November 3rd polls are open from 6 a.m.

to 7 p.m. and you can figure out where

to go to vote at the link in the

description you shouldn't need to bring

an ID with you as long as you provided

one when you registered but if you're

not sure it won't hurt to bring one of

the two forms of ID I mentioned earlier

just in case before you go vote you can

look at a sample ballot ahead of time on

your county election authorities website

it'll tell you everything that you'll be

able to vote for in the elections

besides the president you don't have to

vote for every single thing on the

ballot for it to count but those local

elections really do matter so it's a

pretty good idea to look at a sample

ballot and do some

research on the candidates and ballot

measures first you can even print it out

or take a screenshot and bring it to the

polls with you so that you can be sure

you remember how you want to vote one

last thing if you're going to vote

open up your notes app or grab a piece

of paper and make a plan write down when

and how you're going to register what

time you're gonna vote and how you're

gonna get there

what ID you're going to use even who

you're gonna bring to the polls with you

having a plan is a great way to make

sure that nothing unexpected stops you

from voting on November 3rd there will

be links for everything you need to

check your registration vote early and

find your polling location in the

description thanks for voting how to

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