Voters across Illinois head to the polls on Election Day 2022, casting their ballots Tuesday in several major primary contests, including the race for governor and secretary of state.
Looking to see election results as they come in from all over the state? As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, you can find minute vote totals on NBCChicago.com and the NBC Chicago app.
Once you’ve downloaded the app, be sure to turn on push notifications so you’ll be the first to know who’s won some of the biggest races in the Chicago area and the state.
You’ll also find live election coverage airing on NBC’s streaming channel 5 on Peacock from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Channel 5, as well as on NBCChicago.com and the NBC Chicago app.
When are the primary elections in Illinois?
This year, the Illinois primary elections will be held on Tuesday, June 28.
Usually held in March before the general election, lawmakers passed a measure last year to postpone primary elections by about three months pending the release of detailed U.S. census data. This data, collected in 2020, was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but is essential to the district map redesign process (known as redistricting) which is completed every 10 years after the census.
How to Vote in Illinois
There are three ways to vote in Illinois, with details on each below:
1: You can request an absentee ballot and return it either by mailing it through the US Postal Service or by hand-delivering it to your local election authority at an approved drop-off location.
2: You can vote early in person at an early voting location in your jurisdiction, open until Election Day on June 28.
3: On election day, you can vote in person at the specific polling station in your constituency or, if your local electoral authority allows it, at another polling station in your jurisdiction which will be open on June 28.
When are polling stations open on election day?
Polls open at 6 a.m. statewide and will remain open until 7 p.m. But remember – if you are ONLINE when the polls close, you can still vote! So if you rush to your polling station at the last minute, don’t worry if you see a line – and don’t let anyone try to talk you out of voting.
For more information, see NBC Chicago’s Complete Illinois Voter’s Guide.