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Registration and Voting Information

Who is on the ballot in the next election? How to register to vote? ...and more

Voter Information

Visit the The DuPage County Election Board, Ballot Ready, The Illinois Board of Elections, Vote411 for valuable information.

If you move within DuPage County, notify the Board of Election Commissioners by sending a letter listing old and new addresses, old township and precinct, moving date; or by filling out an application for transfer of registration. All applications for change of address must bear signature of voter. Applications must be received in the office of Election Board postmarked no later than midnight 28 days prior to any election. If you change your name, you must re-register and authorize cancellation of previous registration by completing a cancellation card.

Polling hours: 6 A.M. to 7 P.M.

Absentee applications for ballots may be requested not more than 40 days or less than 5 days prior to election day if made by mail, and no less than 1 day if made in person at the Board of Elections. In order to be counted, ballots must be received by the Board by noon on election day, in time to be delivered to the precinct polling places.

Polling place locations are published in local papers prior to election day.

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name? Register at the following places.

DuPage County Board of Election Commissioners
421 N. County Farm Road
682-7440
Milton Township Office
1492 N. Main St.
690-9036
Wheaton City Hall
303 W. Wesley
260-2000
League of Women Voters
Contact: Allene Harding 665-1123

You may register any time except during the 30-day period beginning 28 days before an election and ending two days after said election. On-site locations for voter registration are published in advance in local newspapers.

The League of Women Voters registers voters the first Tuesday of each month at the Wheaton library between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Several members of the League of Women Voters are volunteer Deputy Registrars and may register voters that are residents of Illinois on request. A current list of registrars is maintained by our voter service chair, 665-1123.

Absentee applications for ballots may be requested not more than 40 days or less than 5 days prior to election day if made by mail, and no less than 1 day if made in person at the Board of Elections. In order to be counted, ballots must be received by the Board by noon on election day, in time to be delivered to the precinct polling places.

Voting Alternatives

Registered voters in DuPage County are now able to vote early before all countywide elections as part of the Early Voting initiative passed by the Illinois legislature in August 2005. It gives registered voters the opportunity to cast their ballot during an 18-day window before the official Election Day. A registered voter simply drops by an Early Voting site and presents a valid government issued photo ID card. Election workers then verify the voter's registration status through a central database at the DuPage County Election Commission. Once validated, the database is updated (preventing the voter from voting at another location) and the voter is allowed to cast a ballot using an ATM-like touch screen device. The vote will be tabulated once the polls close on Election Day. A listing of Early Voting Sites is available by calling the DuPage County Election Commission at (630) 407-5600 or online at http://www.dupageelections.com.

Look at the Early Voting Information on the DuPage County Board of Elections website.