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Voting and Elections

Ballot Access New Ballot Access Laws in Illinois!

In Illinois, Seventeen-year-olds in Illinois will be able to vote in primary elections if their 18th birthday falls on or before the date of the next general election. See Public Act 098-0051, effective date January 1, 2014. Also, qualified Illinois citizens are now able to register to vote online, making Illinois the 18th state in the nation to provide for a paperless registration process. See Sec. 1A-16.5 of Public Act 098-0115, which took effect upon becoming law on July 27, 2013.

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Election Calendar

CONSOLIDATED ELECTION: March 18, 2014, General Primary Election .

For a link to the results of the April 9, 2013 Election, go to the DuPage County Election Commission web-site.

Voter Registration

You may register to vote at many government offices, including at Elmhurst City Hall, and the York Township and the Addison Township Offices. For a list of other voter registration locations, go to the Dupage County Election Commission Website. Also, many LWV Elmhurst members have been appointed voter registrars, and may register you to vote.

If you have questions about voter registration, or would like to have a LWV Elmhurst member register you to vote or update your voter registration information, send an email to Colette Kubiesa, the LWV of Elmhurst's Voter Registration chair.

Voter registration closes 28 days prior to each election and reopens two days after an election. The last day to register to vote for the March 18, 2014 Primary election is February 18, 2014.

Early Voting

Registered voters in DuPage County may vote "early" at any DuPage County Early Voting center conveniently located throughout the county. Unlike absentee voting, an early voter is not required to state a reason for voting early.

Early Voting will take place at Elmhurst City Hall from Monday, March 3, through Saturday, March 15, 2014, between 8:30 am and 7:30 pm Monday through Friday, and 9 am until 3 pm Saturday, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 209 N. York Street.

For the link to other Early Voting sites go to the DuPage Election Commission website by clicking here.

Absentee Voting

A DuPage County registered voter who expects to be absent from the county on Election Day, may vote absentee prior to Election Day, either "by mail" or "in-person." Absentee voting starts approximately 40 days prior to an election.

For more information on voting absentee, go to the Absentee Voting Procedures page on the DuPage County Election Commission website.

"Grace Period" Voter Registration

Illinois law provides individuals who were unable to register to vote or change their address prior to the traditional deadline (28 days prior to an election) a "grace period" to register and vote. The "grace period" is from the 27th day through the 7th day prior to an election. Grace Period Registration can only be done in the office of the DuPage Election Commission, 421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois.


Voter Registration
Voter Registrar Jan Dorner from the Elmhurst League of Women Voters registers a student in the Early School Leaver Program.

High Schoolers can become Election Judges!

Are you a High School junior or senior or know one who would like to serve as a PAID election judge in the upcoming elections? Check out the High School Election Judge program run by the DuPage Election Commission. High school juniors or seniors can become election judges and earn money for doing the training and serving as a judge. Find out more about this unique opportunity, including the requirements, duties and application, at the DuPage County Election Commission's website.

Voting Districts, Ward Map, and Polling Places

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