Voting is how we hold our elected officials accountable. Dan Lipinski has shown time and time again that he is out of step with the people of our district. Marie Newman is running against him to be a positive force for women, workers, communities of color, and LGBTQ folks.
DEFINITELY REGISTERED, AND JUST NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO GO?
Click this link, and then “2018 General Primary” from the first drop down menu: https://www.elections.il.gov/votinginformation/EarlyVotingLocations.aspx
VERIFY YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION / FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE
You can check whether you are registered to vote at your current address at this website: https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx
Once you do that, you will see a screen that shows the address and name of the place where you must go to vote on March 20th. If you’re sure you are registered and you want to skip straight to finding your polling place, you can go here: https://ova.elections.il.gov/PollingPlaceLookup.aspx
REGISTER TO VOTE & VOTE EARLY
You may see in some places that the deadline for registering to vote has already passed. While that is true for traditional voter registration, the State of Illinois allows for a process called “grace period registration/voting.” It’s only possible to do this in person, but you can find the locations and hours at this website: https://ova.elections.il.gov/earlyvotinglocations.aspx
Even if you are already a registered voter, if you want to vote before March 20th, you can do so. There are two methods for this: voting in person, and voting by mail.
VOTE BY MAIL
If you want to vote by mail, you have to request a special ballot for that purpose and submit it before March 15th. The application for mail-in ballot can be downloaded here: https://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/VotingByMail.aspx
VOTING EARLY (IN-PERSON)
If you want to vote early and in person, you can check this website to find locations and hours to do so: https://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/EarlyVotingLocations.aspx
And, on the off chance you applied for a mail-in ballot, but later decide to vote in-person, you can just bring the mail in ballot to the election judge at your polling place, and they will destroy it.
MILITARY VOTERS / OVERSEAS VOTERS
Finally, if you are in the military or a citizen overseas during the voting period, you can go to this site to request an absentee ballot: https://move.elections.il.gov/