Key Dates for the November 8 Midterm & Gubernatorial Election:
10/11/2022: Voter registration closes for deputy registrars and local election officials
10/23/2022: Last day to register to vote by online application
10/24/2022: First day of early voting
11/3/2022: Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters
11/7/2022: Last day of early voting
11/8/2022: Last day mail ballots can be postmarked
11/8/2022: Election Day
Be an Informed Voter
Go to the Illinois State Board of Elections Find My Elected Officials page and enter your full street address or Zip+4 (USPS Zip+4 lookup tool) beneath the map. Then select Find Address. Select OK in the pop up menu that their record matches your address and then select Confirm Address, and your elected officials will be displayed.
Any registered suburban Cook County voter may request a mail ballot using this online application. The deadline to apply is five days before an election. Apply as early as possible to make sure you receive your ballot in time to vote. Your ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received at the Cook County Clerk’s office within 14 days after Election Day.
Voters who applied for their mail ballot online will receive an email at the time their mail ballot is sent to them, as well as an email notifying them when the completed ballot has been received back from the voter.
Voters are notified of their polling place address in a mailing prior to the election. This page is your portal to maps of polling places and precincts for each of suburban Cook County’s thirty townships.
Your Voter Information from Cook County Clerk’s Office includes your sample ballot, polling place, early voting site, in the mail ballot status, and more
BallotReady aggregates content from candidates’ websites, social media, press, endorsers and board of elections for comprehensive, nonpartisan information about the candidates and referendums on your ballot.
Ballotpedia is a nonpartisan information source that allows voters to see what will be on their ballots.
iSideWith.com is an independent, self-funded, non-partisan voter education website.
The Chicago Bar Association and Illinois Bar Association both publish guides ranking judicial candidates by Highly Qualified, Qualified and Not Qualified. They post guides on the websites shortly before elections. Tip: Check out other Bar Associations for additional candidate evaluations.
The Federal Elections Commission includes campaign filing information for candidates as well as a searchable database for voters. You can find Information pertaining to how people can participate in campaigns.
Scholastic Magazine: Election 2020 informs young people about important issues facing our society to be active participants in our democracy.
Access Your Voter Information through the Cook County Clerk's office.
Enter your address and last name and select Submit.
Select What Is On My Upcoming Ballot, then click View the ballot. Then, either print the page that loads or select Print Sample ballot and print.
Politifact is a non-partisan, fact-checking organization with core principles including transparency, independence, and fairness.
The Better Government Association is a full-service watchdog organization, shining a light on government in Illinois.
Voting Rights in Illinois from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois.
Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications.
Want to learn more about voting and participatory democracy? Check out our all-ages display in the library or put any of the books on hold here.