2022 Midterm Elections Information

Election Day November 8, 2022 

Voter registration

ITPLD no longer has deputy registrars registering people to vote at the library. Staff can help you register to vote online at our public computers through October 23. Online registration can be completed at this website.

You can also register to vote by mail until October 11 or in person until November 8. Info on registering through the mail or in person for Cook County voters can be found at this website and information for Lake County voters located at this website. 

You must re-register if you have moved or changed your name since you last registered to vote. 

If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote, you can check your voter registration status online. Cook County voters can view their voter registration status here, and Lake County voters can view their registration status here

Early Voting

Early voting begins September 29 and ends November 7. Anyone can vote early, you do not need to provide a reason. If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to provide an ID when voting early. You can vote early at any early voting location in the county where you are registered to vote. Early voting locations for Cook County voters can be found here, and locations for Lake County voters can be found here. 

You can register to vote at any early voting location. If you are registering to vote, you will need 2 forms of ID, with one showing your current address. 

Vote by Mail

You can request a mail-in ballot beginning August 10. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is November 3. Anyone registered can vote by mail; you do not need to provide a reason. You can request a mail-in ballot for the 2022 midterm election or apply for permanent vote by mail status to receive a mail-in ballot for this election and automatically be mailed a ballot for every subsequent election. 

Cook County voters can request a mail-in ballot online here or fill out this form and mail it in. The Cook County mail-in ballot request form can be found in languages other than English here

Lake County voters can request a mail-in ballot online here or fill out this form and mail it in. Lake County voters can also request a mail-in ballot by calling the Lake County Clerk’s Voting by Mail Department at 847.377.8683, or emailing their name, address, and date of birth to votingbymail@lakecountyil.gov

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by November 8 and received at the county clerks’ office 14 days after election day. 

In-Person Election Day Voting

Polls are open for in-person voting on election day (November 8) from 6 am to 7 pm. For election day voting, you must vote at your designated polling place. Cook County voters can find their polling place here. Lake County voters can find their polling place here

If you are registered to vote, you do not need to provide an ID for election day voting. If you are not registered to vote, you can register on election day at your polling place with two forms of ID. 

Key Dates

August 10 | First day to request a mail-in ballot 
September 29 | First day to vote early in person 
October 11| Deadline to register by mail 
October 23| Deadline to register online 
November 3 | Deadline to request a mail-in ballot 
November 7 | Last day to vote early in person 
November 8 | Deadline to register in person 
November 8 | Deadline to send a mail-in ballot 
November 8 | Election Day 

For questions about voting, contact your county clerk’s office

Cook County voters
Call: 312.603.0946
Fax: 312.603.9784
Email: Mail.Voting@cookcountyil.gov.

Lake County voters
Call: 847.377.8683
Fax: 847.984.5827
Email: VoterRegistration@lakecountyil.gov