Election Schedule

General Primary Election: Even numbered years, third Tuesday in March

 

Nomination of:   | Federal Officers

                          | State Officers

                          | Legislative Officers

                          | Judicial Officers

                          | County Officers

                                                

 

Election of:        | Political Party Officers

                          | State Central, Township, Ward, and Precinct Committeepersons

                          | School District Officers (District 150 only)

                          | Referenda

                          | Special Elections

 

General Election: Even numbered years, first Tuesday after the first Monday in November

 

Election of:        | Federal Officers

                          | State Officers

                          | Legislative Officers

                          | Judicial Officers

                          | County Officers

 

 

Retention of:     | Judicial Officers (Supreme, Appellate or Circuit

                         | Court Judges seeking to succeed themselves)

                         | Referenda

                         | Special Elections


Consolidated Primary Election: Odd numbered years, last Tuesday in February (if required)

                                                

Nomination of: | Municipal Officers

                        | Township Officers

                        | Road District Officers

                        | Referenda

                        | Special Elections

 

 

Consolidated General Election: First Tuesday in April


Election of:     | Municipal Officers

                       | Township Officers

                       | Road District Officers

                       | Park District Officers

                       | Library District Officers

                       | School District Officers

                       | Community College District Officers

                       | Fire Protection District Officers

                       | Officers of Other Special Districts

                       | Referenda

                       | Special Elections


Early Voting

Early Voting begins forty (40) days prior to an election in the Election Commission Office.  Early Voting outside the Election Commission Office begins March 22, 2021.  Learn more about Early Voting.  

Vote by Mail

Vote by Mail begins forty (40) days prior to an election. Applications for Vote by Mail can be made by mail, in person or on our website beginning ninety (90) days before an election.  Learn more about Vote by Mail voting.

Registration Deadlines

In person registration closes twenty-eight (28) days before an election.  Learn more about Voter Registration.

Online registration through the State Board of Elections website closes fifteen (15) days before an election.

Grace period registration begins in the Election Commission Office the day after the close of registration.  Learn more about Grace Period Voting.