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Information about Voting in Illinois General Elections on November 8

Get your questions answered about the upcoming election.

  • Is there someone at the Library who can register patrons to vote? 
  • At this time, no one on staff can register patrons to vote. We did have staff member registrars in the past, but their certification has expired. We will work on getting staff certified for the 2024 Presidential Election, but we cannot offer that service at this time. In the meantime, you can register to vote online until 11:59 pm on October 23, 2022 or we can print a mail-in registration form for patrons at the desk.
  • How do I know if I’m registered to vote? 
  • Patrons can visit this website to check their voter registration status or we can check it for them if they provide the information.
  • Where is my polling place? 
  • Patrons can visit the Cook County Clerk website to find their polling place. They can also view their ballot, find their closest early voting site, and view their current elected officials.
  • Early voting? I can do that? 
  • Yes! Early voting has begun in specific locations and will be offered more widely starting October 24th. Find Cook County early voting locations here.
  • What are some good resources to learn more about candidates? Here are some websites recommended by your Library:
    https://www.vote411.org/   – Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information.
    https://www.ballotready.org/  – Every candidate and measure, explained! Know what you’re voting for by researching every race and referendum on the ballot with BallotReady.
    https://justfacts.votesmart.org/   – Vote Smart’s mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.