Getting Ready for Early Voting - Illinois Voter Guide

The LWVIL voter services initiative, the Illinois Voter Guide, is available NOW for the upcoming February 26th Consolidated Primary Election. Other regions, with an April 2nd Consolidated General Election, will have access to the Illinois Voter Guide beginning February 18th, in time for early voting.

The online guide provides Illinois voters detailed information about candidates for local elections, including:

  • Access to candidate information
  • Help to find their ballot
  • Access to learn about candidates 
  • Print outs of their voting choices so they are prepared when they vote

LWVIL encourages local League members and leadership to explore the most recent updates of the site since the November election and be prepared to share the information to the public. New features include a demo page and League-sponsored, two-minute video statements produced by WTTW.

Local Leagues that would like to submit candidate questionnaire responses as exclusive content to the Illinois Voter Guide should contact Voter Service Co-Chair Jan Dorner for more information by clicking here.

You can also find helpful information on our Illinois Voter Guide Toolkit to help local Leagues use and promote the guide. This is of great use for Leagues that use business cards and information cards in English and Spanish at registration drives, libraries, and schools to inform voters about this valuable resource. 



In-Person Early Voting & Registration


For the February 26th Municipal Election, Chicago voters will be able to use any Early Voting & Registration location in the city from February 11 through February 25.

Before February 11, Early Voting will begin Tuesday, January 29 only at the Loop Super Site at 175 W. Washington St. Any Chicago voter may use the Loop Super Site.

Any ballots that voters cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. It is a felony to vote more than once -- or to attempt to vote more than once -- in the same election.

Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the registration, address, signature or if there are two voters with the same or similar names at the same address.

Registration services are available at every Early Voting site.  NOTE: Any voter who needs to register for the first time or file an address update or a name change must show two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter's current address.