Registered voters don’t have to wait until Nov. 6 to vote in the election. Voters who are not able to vote in person on election day may choose to vote by absentee ballot or participate in early voting.
Early voting will start Oct. 15 and will continue through Nov. 3, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. Interested voters should check with their local election authorities for polling places and early voting hours at each location.
Using an absentee ballot is another way to vote.
To receive an absentee ballot, a voter must obtain an application either by mail or in person from the election authority for the jurisdiction in which the voter is registered.
Absentee voting begins Thursday, September 27. For those applying by mail, Nov. 1 will be the last day to request an absentee ballot for the election.
Absentee voting by mail must be completed using the certified envelope and other forms provided. Mailed ballots must be postmarked no later than midnight on the night before the election and must be received within 14 days of the election.
Those planning to vote by absentee ballot may vote in person up to and including the day before the election.