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Where Do I Vote? How to Find Your Election Day Polling Place

If you didn't take advantage of early voting, you have just one option to cast your ballot: your designated polling place

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    What to Know Before You Vote

    Chicago election officials offer tips for what you should know before you vote Tuesday.

    (Published Tuesday, April 2, 2019)

    Election Day is here, and if you didn't take advantage of early voting, you have just one option to cast your ballot: your designated polling place. 

    If you don't know where that is, you can enter your address below to find it —

     

    You can also find it through the website of your local election authority (often your county clerk), where you can enter your address to find your polling place and in some cases, even see a sample ballot. 

    Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will stay open through 7 p.m. But remember - if you are in line when polls close, you can still vote! So if you're rushing to your polling place at the last minute, don't worry if you see a line - and don't let anyone try to dissuade you from casting your ballot.  10 Races to Watch in Chicago's Municipal Runoff Elections10 Races to Watch in Chicago's Municipal Runoff Elections

    While a government-issued photo ID is not required to vote under Illinois law, it can be helpful to bring one should any questions about registration, address, signature, or more arise during the voting process.

    It's important to remember: you legally do not need any form of identification to cast your vote, unless you are registering for the first time or changing your registration.

    If you're not registered in Illinois but still want to vote, it's not too late! You can take advantage of grace period registration through Election Day. You simply have to bring two forms of identification, one with your current address, to your polling place and be prepared to vote at the same time.

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