Vote on Election Day

You may now vote at any polling place!

What Should I Expect Voting at the Polls on Election Day?

Polls tend to be crowded during commuting periods and lunch time. Additionally, record turnout is expected in 2020.

If you arrive at the polls by closing time (7 pm), it is guaranteed that you will be able to vote.

Wheelchair-accessible booths and a variety of assistive devices are available.

If you have a mail-in ballot but decide to vote in person, you may bring it to any polling place, during early voting or on Election Day, and vote in person. You must have your mail-in ballot and envelope to vote in person.

What kind of identification do I need to vote in person?

Quoting here from the DuPage Election Commission FAQ:

You are not required to show identification at the polling place if you are registered to vote from the address where you reside. The only exception to this is if you registered BY MAIL and failed to include the necessary identification with the registration. In this case, two forms of identification may be required before casting a ballot, one containing your current address.

What happens to my paper ballot when I vote?

When you submit a “fill in the ovals” paper ballot, your votes are immediately tallied electronically by the machine. However, the paper ballots themselves are carefully retained and can be audited if necessary.

If you make an error such as voting for more than the number of candidates allowed in a particular race (an “overvote”), the machine will reject your ballot, which will be marked as “spoiled”, and you can have a fresh ballot to try again.