2023 Illinois Election Guide

Election 2022 Information for Springfield, IL

Voter Registration

Registration Deadline: 

 

Online registration deadline: 16 days before Election Day

Register by mail deadline: Must be received 28 days before Election Day

In person registration deadline: Available up to and including on Election Day

 

Voter Registration Qualifications

Age: Must be 18 years old to vote in a Consolidated or General Election or 17 years of age to vote in a Consolidated Primary or General Primary if the individual will be 18 by

the time of the Consolidated or General Election.

Citizenship: Must be a United States citizen

Residency: Must have been a resident of the precinct for at least 30 days prior to election day

Felony Convictions: must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.



Obtaining a Voter Registration Form

Online: Illinois online voter registration application 

 

In person: You can register to vote at the following locations:

- County Clerk's Office

- Board of Election Commissioner's Office

- City and village Offices

- Township offices

- Precinct committeemen

- Public libraries

- Military recruitment offices

- Locations specifically designated by the election authority 

 

By mail/ in writing: You can download an Illinois voter registration application (Spanish) and mail to your local election authority.



IDs WHEN REGISTERING TO VOTE IN PERSON

Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address are needed when you register in-person. If you register by mail, sufficient proof of identity is

required by submission of your driver's license number or State identification card number. If you do not have either of those, verification by the last 4 digits of your social security number, a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or a copy of a

current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address will be required. A person may also

demonstrate sufficient proof of identity by submission of an identification card issued by a college or university accompanied by either a copy of the applicant's contract or

lease for a residence or any postmarked mail delivered to the applicant at their current residence address.



Verifying Your Voter Registration Status

Online: Illinois voter registration lookup



VOTE BY MAIL QUALIFICATIONS

Who can vote by mail: 

  Any qualified elector of the State of Illinois who is properly registered to vote

  Any registered or non-registered member of the United States Armed Forces while on active duty, members of the Merchant Marines, and/or U.S. Government employee serving outside the U.S., as well as his/her spouse and dependent(s) who expect to be absent from their county of residence on Election Day

  Any registered and non-registered citizen of the United States, temporarily out of the country and his/her spouse and dependent(s) of voting age when residing with or accompanying him/her

  Any State or federal employee (and their spouse) who had a voting residence in the precinct at the time he/she entered employment, but who now resides elsewhere due to state or federal employment



OBTAINING VOTE BY MAIL APPLICATION

Voter must obtain a vote by mail application from their election authority, in-person or online, to request a vote by mail ballot. Upon receiving the application, the voter completes, signs, and then returns it to the election authority.

 

Vote by mail applications can be submitted 90 days through 5 days prior to the election.

 

You may also apply to vote by mail permanently now, so even in future election cycles you will not have to submit an application.

 

If submitted by mail outside the U.S. an application must be made:

*Not less than 30 days prior to the election to receive full ballot or;

*Less than 30 days prior to the election to receive a federal ballot only



VOTING BY MAIL

Any vote by mail ballot must be placed into the certification envelope provided. The certification on the envelope must be completed, signed, and the envelope sealed. Mailed ballots must be postmarked no later than Election Day, and must be received within 14 days of the election. All vote by mail ballots are processed centrally.

 

For military and overseas voters, voting by mail may begin 45 days prior to the election.

For everyone else, voting by mail may begin 40 days prior to each election



Early Voting

Registered voters may cast a ballot prior to Election Day without having to provide a reason for wanting to vote early. This ballot is cast by personal appearance at the

office of the election authority or at an Early Voting Center.

 

The period for early voting begins the 40th day preceding an election and extends through the end of the day before Election Day.



Military and Overseas Voting

Click here for more information



VOTING ON ELECTION DAY
The polls are open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.

 

If a voter's name doesn't appear on the official voter list or if his/her vote is successfully challenged, he may cast a provisional ballot. Click here for more information. 



Additional Information

Deciding how to vote: https://votesmart.org/

Polling Place: Illinois registration verification and polling place finder

Verifying provisional ballot status: Click Here

Election 2022 Ballot Measures

Right to Collective Bargaining Amendment

Synopsis As Introduced
Proposes to amend the Bill of Rights Article of the Illinois Constitution. Provides that employees shall have the fundamental right to organize and to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing for the purpose of negotiating wages, hours, and working conditions, and to protect their economic welfare and safety at work. Provides that no law shall be passed that interferes with, negates, or diminishes the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and work place safety, including any law or ordinance that prohibits the execution or application of agreements between employers and labor organizations that represent employees requiring membership in an organization as a condition of employment. Provides that these provisions are controlling over home rule powers. Effective upon being declared adopted.

More Information: Click Here

Your Elected Officials

Joe Biden
Democratic 
President
Kamala Harris
Democratic 
Vice President
Tammy Duckworth
Democratic 
U.S. Senate
District Junior Seat
Dick Durbin
Democratic 
U.S. Senate
District Senior Seat
Nikki Budzinski
Democratic 
U.S. House
District 13
JB Pritzker
Democratic 
Governor
Juliana Stratton
Democratic 
Lieutenant Governor
Sue Scherer
Democratic 
State House
District 96
Doris Turner
Democratic 
State Senate
District 48
Kwame Raoul
Democratic 
Attorney General
Alexi Giannoulias
Democratic 
Secretary of State
Frank Mautino
 
Auditor General
Susana Mendoza
Democratic 
Comptroller
David Harris
 
Director of the Department of Revenue
Christopher Meister
 
Director of the Finance Authority
Carmen Ayala
 
Superintendent of Education
Mike Frerichs
Democratic 
Treasurer
Christine Benson
 
State Board of Education
Roger Eddy
 
State Board of Education
Jaime Guzman
 
State Board of Education
Donna Leak
 
State Board of Education
David Lett
 
State Board of Education
Susie Morrison
 
State Board of Education
Darren Reisberg
 
State Board of Education
Nike Vieille
 
State Board of Education