Are you feeling a sudden burst of inspiration and want to vote on Tuesday, but aren’t sure where to start? Let’s get you sorted out.
First, theobvious question: are you registered to vote?
You can check your current status on the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners website. If you are registered, that site will show you a map on how to get to your polling station and a handy sample ballot of what you can expect to see once you get there.
You will be able to register and vote at select locations if you are 18, an American citizen, and presenttwo forms of identification, one of which shows your current address. Acceptable forms include a driver’s license, a state ID card, a passport, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paystub, or other government document.
Before you head to your polling place, here are a few important things to review –
- Voting in Illinois is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Where the candidates stand: Governor, Senate, Treasurer and Comptroller
- 5 rare ballot questions in Illinois
- Everything you need to know about Tuesday’s elections
Here is a map of locations in the Chicagoland area where qualifying people can register to vote on Tuesday: