Every Question You Have About Voting Today in Illinois, Answered

Published On 11/07/2016 Published On 11/07/2016
Election Day
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Congratulations, America: You’ve almost survived Election Season 2016. Sure, you stopped having sex entirely. You gave up porn. You even think â€śdeath by meteorite” is a better option than either candidate. But it’s finally coming to an end. To help you safely get off this celibacy-inducing campaign trail, we dug up the answers to every thing you need to know to cast your vote tomorrow… and then find your way to a good cocktail that can help you forget this election season ever happened. 

Am I registered? 

Don't needlessly waste your valuable morning coffee time at the polls, only to find out you didn’t actually remember to register. Check your registration status in advance. Like, now. Thankfully Illinois makes it easy: Just fill in your information.

If you’re not registered, it's actually not too late. Contact your County Clerk's Office or the Board of Elections to check where you can register today and still make your vote count.

Where is my polling location?

Once you're logged in, Illinois' voter registration system will also tell you where to show up and vote tomorrow.  

What do I need to bring to vote?

If you've voted before in Illinois, you won't need an ID. Otherwise, grab your driver’s license, state ID, Social Security card, or a government document that shows your name and address.

When does my poll open? 

If you're feeling extra patriotic, you can cast a vote at 6am and make it to one of Chicago's best coffee shops by 6:17am. 

When does my poll close?

If your AM political commitments are limited to rewatching Alec Baldwin nail his Trump impressions, don't worry: You have until 7pm to vote. Grab a cocktail afterwards. You deserve it after this election season. 

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