Time off for voting
Every employee is entitled, after giving notice, to two hours off work, provided that the employee's working hours begin less than 2 hours after the opening of the polls and end less than 2 hours before the closing of the polls.
Illinois: Voting at the Polls on Election Day
Poll Hours: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m
Regular elections are held on the third Tuesday in March (primary) and the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November (general) of even-numbered years. In odd-numbered years, some jurisdictions have a primary on the last Tuesday in February and all jurisdictions have an election on the first Tuesday of April (consolidated).
Each voter must vote at his/her precinct polling place. Check your polling place location with the election authority for your jurisdiction.
Bring Appropriate identification with you to the polls
Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:
If a voter's name doesn't appear on the official voter list or if his/her vote is successfully challenged, he may cast a provisional ballot . A voter who casts a provisional ballot may check the status of that ballot to determine whether it was tabulated.
Who Can Register To Vote in Illinois?
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
The traditional deadline for registering to vote is 28 days prior to an election. However, Grace Period Registration is an extension of the deadline for registration. State law allows for the registration of voters and for a change of address at the office of an election authority, but it requires that a person participating in Grace Period Registration to vote at that same office or by mail at the discretion of the election authority. People who register during the Grace Period are not eligible to vote at an Early Voting location or at a polling place on Election Day. Grace Period Registration runs 27 days to 7 days before an election.
To register to vote in the State of Illinois, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
Where To Register To Vote - The State's Voter Registration Agencies include: