Primary election: “an election used either to narrow the field of candidates for a given elective office or to determine the nominees for political parties in advance of a general election.” –Ballotpedia
ESSENTIAL RESOURCES FOR VOTERS
- View a copy of your ballot
- See a list of districts
- Find your polling place
- Request an absentee ballot by providing some basic information (i.e. name, date of birth, etc.).
Voter’s Bill of Rights – Know your rights as a voter.
VOTER REGISTRATION & EARLY VOTING
Early voting sites are open June 13-June 27. Voter registration is available at these sites if you are not registered.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm | Sat 9am-2pm | Sun Closed
Closest to Cook Park Library
Closest to Aspen Drive Library
Illinois State Board of Elections – A quick and easy way to find candidate filings, general election information, and to verify if you are registered to vote in Illinois.
USA.gov – An interagency portal of the United States government including information on voting and the election process.
BallotReady – A one stop shop where you can check your registration, make a plan to vote, and research every name and measure on the ballot.
Ballotpedia– “The Encyclopedia of American Politics” including sample ballots and candidate profiles.
Local Election News Coverage:
- Daily Herald Politics and Elections
- Chicago Tribune Elections
- Chicago Sun Times Elections
- Cook Library subscriptions to national election news coverage. Including digital access to New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and more.
TurboVote – Sign up to receive text reminders about upcoming elections including: dates, how to check voter registration or request an absentee ballot/vote early, and the address of your election day polling place..
This page is compiled and maintained by librarians at the Cook Memorial Public Library District. Links to political parties are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.
Last updated June 9, 2022