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How to check your Illinois voter registration and more for the 2022 midterm elections – NBC Chicago

It may still feel like summer, but this fall 2022 midterm elections are on the horizon, and in less than 50 days.

As this year’s election season approaches, here are key voter registration dates you need to know, how to check your Illinois voter registration and more, according to the State Board of Elections. Illinois.

Register to vote in Illinois

In Illinois, you can register to vote when you vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.

However, there are some deadlines to follow if you wish to register in advance, by mail or online.

  • Deadline for online registration: October 23. Register here.
  • Deadline for registration by mail: Must be posted by October 11. Register here.
  • Deadline for in-person registration: 8 November (election day)

How to Check Your Illinois Voter Registration Status

You can check your Illinois voter registration status here.

You can update your Illinois voter registration here.

Vote by Mail in Illinois

In Illinois, anyone can vote by mail. However, you will not receive an absentee ballot unless you request one. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Deadline to request a postal ballot: November 3. Here’s where to apply.
  • Deadline to return a ballot by mail: Ballot must be mailed by November 8 and received by November 22
  • Deadline to drop off a mail-in ballot in person: November 8.

You can drop off a mail-in ballot at your local election office or at a drop box near you. Here’s where drop boxes are located throughout Cook County.

Illinois Early Voting

People registered to vote can vote early in Illinois.

Early voting in many Illinois counties begins as early as September 29 at select temporary locations. Here’s how to find out where you can vote sooner near you.

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