Your vote is important and powerful!
In the 2016 election, 44% of eligible voters did not vote.
If “Did Not Vote” had been a candidate, they would have won in a landslide!
Nearly one third of eligible voters are college-aged.
Where do I vote?
You have the right to register and vote at either your local (IWU) or permanent (home) address. When deciding where to vote, consider which location you feel most connected to and informed about.
How do I register to vote?
- If you plan to vote in Illinois, you can register to vote online via the Illinois Board of Elections.
- Unsure if you’re already registered to vote in Illinois? You can check your status here.
Vote by Mail vs. Voting in Person
Voting by mail is ideal if you won’t be in the town you wish to vote at on election day. Unlike some states, Illinois does not require an “excuse” to vote by mail; any registered Illinois voter may request a mail in ballot.
To vote by mail in Illinois, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website and
follow their instructions to generate your county-specific vote by mail request form. Mail this completed form to the local election authority.
Stamps: Titan Print & Mail sells stamps.
If you wish to vote in person, many election authorities offer early voting. Find out if your election authority offers in person early voting by looking up your local election authority.
Of course, you can also vote in person on election day, at your local polling place. Locate your polling place here.
What if I want to vote in another state?
The vote by mail process varies from state to state. To find out how to vote by mail in your home state, start here.
I have a question that was not answered here. Who should I contact?
If you are a resident of McLean County (and not Bloomington), contact County Clerk Kathy Michael at (309) 888-5190 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you are a resident of Bloomington, contact the Board of Election Commissioners at (309) 888-5136 or email@example.com .