2022 Midterm Elections Information
Election Day November 8, 2022
ITPLD no longer has deputy registrars registering people to vote at the library.
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.
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.
Wheeling Township Precinct Map
Unsure of where your precinct is located within Wheeling, IL? Check this map for locations.
Vernon Township Precinct Map
Unsure of where your precinct is located within Buffalo Grove, IL? Check this map for locations.
Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations for cook county HAS ENDED
Monday, October 24 through Monday, November 7, including weekends and holidays. To find drop box locations check here.
Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations for Lake County
Thursday, September 29-Tuesday, November 8.
Lake County’s POSTAGE-FREE Drop Box Locations For Vote-by-Mail Ballots. To find drop box locations check here.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by November 8 and received at the county clerks’ office 14 days after election day.
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.
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
Lake County voters
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Launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in October of 2006, VOTE411.org is a “one-stop-shop” for election-related information. It provides nonpartisan information to the public with both general and state-specific information on the following aspects of the election process.