Civics & Voting

Be an informed voter

2018 Gubernatorial Election: November 6, 2018

Elections held on November 6 will decide representatives for local, state and federal offices.  See candidates and details at the Cook County Clerk website.
Dates to know:
  • November 6, 2018:  Election Day; registration available at your voting location
  • October 22 to November 5, 2018:  early voting period
  • October 21, 2018:  deadline to register to vote online
  • October 10 to November 5, 2018: grace period registration and voting
  • October 9, 2018:  deadline to register to vote in person or by mail
If you are interested in becoming an election judge to work on election day, you can apply online.

Voting Information

Grace period registration and voting is available now until November 5.  Find information and a location here.  You can also register to vote on Election Day at your polling place with two forms of identification.
  • Your Voter Information:  Find your polling location, sample ballots for upcoming elections and your elected officials. 
If you encounter issues while voting, Illinois Legal Aid Online highlights relevant resources.

Learn About Candidates

This webpage will be updated as these resources publish information.
These tools offer information on judicial candidates:
For additional information on candidates and races, some organizations also perform fact checking and publish articles:

Follow the Legislative Process

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If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy