Be A Voter: An Election Guide

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When

Election Day - Tuesday, April 6

  • In Illinois, your mail-in-ballot must be postmarked no later than election day, but the US Postal Service recommends mailing it earlier to ensure its timely delivery.
  • You can also drop your mail-in-ballot off at any early voting location or sign an affidavit on the ballot allowing someone else to drop it off.
  • Read more information about voting by mail from the State of Illinois.
  • Early Voting

    • You can vote in-person or drop off mail-in ballots at early voting locations.

    Early voting at the 95th Street Library begins March 22 and ends April 5.

    How

    Register to Vote

    • Online voter registration for this election is closed You can still register in-person at early voting locations. You will need to update or change your voter registration if you moved within Illinois, changed your name or want to change your political party affiliation

    Please see the Voter Rights & Accommodations section below for more information about how to vote.

    Where

    Find Your Polling Place

    Questions?

    • DuPage County

      Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

      Phone: 630-407-5600 (English) / 630-407-5608 (Spanish)

    • Will County

      Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

      Phone: 815-740-4615


    Sample Ballots

    Information about specific candidates can be found at their official websites.

    Inform Your Vote

    • Illinois State Bar Association's Judicial Evaluations
      The site provides information about the qualifications of judicial candidates and as well as judges seeking retention. It also polls its members regarding candidates and judges seeking retention. If 65% or more of those polled state that a candidate or judge meets the qualifications for the office, they are rated as "Recommended." However, these poll results do not constitute an endorsement by the Illinois State Bar Association.

    • BallotReady
      A nonpartisan site that allows you to build your ballot by diving into every candidate and referendum on your ballot including candidate’s backgrounds, stances on issues, and experience. BallotReady let’s you “explore your ballot, make informed choices, and vote!”.

    • BestColleges.com Student Voting Guide
      A nonpartisan guide designed for college students. Includes a bipartisan key issues guide and voter registration information for each state.

    • ProCon.org
      Pros and Cons of Current Issues – ProCon.org is a nonprofit nonpartisan public charity that use professional researchers and rigorous editorial standards.

    • Project Vote Smart
      A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office.

    • News For You Voting Guide
      An easy to read guide that explains the voting and election process.

    • VOTE411
      A nonpartisan site run by the League of Women Voters that provides unbiased and accurate voting information.

    Voter Rights & Accommodations

    Fact Checking

    • Annenberg Political Fact Check
      Designed to help voters by “monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.” Updated even when it is not election season. Includes information on special interest groups behind television ads.

    • Center for Public Integrity
      A well documented investigative journalism organization and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2014 & 2017.

    • NewsGuard
      Browser extension that provides an easy way to evaluate websites. “Green-Red ratings compiled by a team of trained journalists signal if a website is trying to get it right, has a hidden agenda, or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.”

    • Politifact
      A fact-checking website founded by editors of Time Magazine and in conjunction with Congressional Quarterly.

    Campaign Finance Disclosures


    This page is compiled and maintained by librarians at the Naperville Public Library. Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement. Last updated 4/5/2021.