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Voter Services

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

2018 General Election Important Dates

September 27, 2018: ​First day of grace period registration and early voting

October 9, 2018​: Last day to register with an affiliated deputy voter registrar

October 21, 2018: ​Last day to use the online link to register to vote

November 1, 2018​: Last day to apply for Vote by Mail ballot

November 6, 2018​: Election Day! Voter Registration Re-opens. "Grace Period" Voting provides individuals who did not register to vote or update their registration before the traditional deadline a "grace period" in which they may do so. During this period an individual my register or update their registration and must vote at the same time.

Voter Registration Information

Register, then Vote!

Before an election, find your polling place, information about the next election, information about voter registration, polling places and candidates at The DuPage Election Commission:

To vote, you must -

1, Be at least 18 years old on Election Day
2. Be a US citizen
3. Have lived in your election precinct for at least 30 days prior to Election Day
4. Not currently in jail after felony conviction
5. Not claim the right to vote anywhere else

Voting Information

Early Voting

Early Voting is a period of time before local and National elections that allows you to vote. During early voting, you must vote in person and you are never required to give a reason why you're voting early. On the DuPage County Election Commission website, find locations for early voting.

Voting By Mail

In order to vote by mail, you obtain an application in person, online, or by mail, and return the ballot to an election authority.

Get more information about voting by mail at the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

Candidate Information & Sample Ballot

Discover candidate resources, including a candidate guide and judicial vacancies.

Illinois Voter Guide is now available. Print out your ballot.

Three Referendum Questions to Appear on Nov. 6 Ballot


The DuPage County Board has voted to include three referendum questions on the November 2018 ballot related to taxes and the size of local government. The questions are as follows:

  • "Shall DuPage County oppose the General Assembly instituting a property tax increase equivalent to 1% of your home's value to help retire state debt?"
  • "Shall DuPage County oppose the creation of a statewide Vehicle Mileage Tax (VMT) which would tax DuPage County citizens based upon the number of miles driven annually?"
  • "Shall DuPage County continue to dissolve and consolidate units of local government to reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and increase accountability?"

For more information about the questions, please visit

Gubernatorial Debate

The League of Women Voters of Illinois Education Fund was proud to partner with ABC 7 Chicago/WLS-TV and Univision Chicago to broadcast commercial free, "Vote 2018: The Debate in the Race for Illinois Governor.

Hilary Denk and Nancy Svoboda attended.