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Next Election: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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Learning About Elections

Election Statutes
Federal legislation has dramatically changed the election process in recent years. Motor Voter, or the National Voter Registration Act, mandated mail registration and expanded registration at driver's license facilities.

Elected Public Officials
Informed voters are a vital part of the election process. By entering a residence address in the district locator, you can determine the officials, at the federal and state levels, who currently represent the voter living at that address.

Party Officials
Currently, there are two statewide, established political parties in Illinois: Democrat and Republican. These established parties may elect party officials at the state, congressional, county, and precinct levels.

Educational Tools
Available in Pdf format...
Let's Vote and the related Coloring Book are designed for students kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I obtain an absentee ballot?

Voters must apply for an absentee ballot. Application is made to the election authority (county clerk or board of election commissioners) in the jurisdiction where the voter is registered.


Learning About Elections