Early voting for Illinois’ 2022 primary election — which will take place on June 28 — begins Thursday in many counties across the state.
On the state primary ballot, local metrics and races are listed, alongside Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates. According to Ballotpedia’s unofficial list, two Democratic candidates are vying for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, including incumbent JB Pritzker.
The list of people running on the Republican ticket for governor is longer, with 10 candidates listed.
In Illinois, you can register to vote and vote until election day. Illinois is an open primary state, which means voters are not required to register with a party to participate.
According to officials, voters do not need to provide a reason to vote or a government-issued photo ID to vote.
Where and when is early voting taking place for the 2022 Illinois primary election
DuPage: Early voting takes place May 19 through June 11 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds (Building 2) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Starting June 13, 22 more early voting sites will open across the county.
Kane: Early voting begins May 19 at the Kane County Clerk’s Office at 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B in Geneva, and at the Aurora satellite office, 5 E. Downer Place. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. According to officials, the Kane County Vote Mobile will be at various locations in the area from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting June 13.
Lake: Early voting at the Lake County Clerk’s Office at 18 N. County St., Waukegan is May 19-June 10. Voting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional locations open across the county on June 13, with evening and weekend hours available.
McHenry: Early voting at the McHenry County Clerk’s Office begins May 19 at the McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Rd. in Woodstock from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional sites open June 13.
Will be: Early voting at the Will County Clerk’s Office will take place May 13 through June 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet . Voting hours at the county clerk’s office will be expanded to include weekend and evening hours starting June 18. Other early voting sites will open on June 13.
Early voting in Chicago begins May 26 and June 13 in Suburban Cook County.
Early voting in all 50 wards will begin no later than June 13.
Important Dates to Know for the 2022 Illinois Primary Election
May 19: Early in-person voting begins at your county clerk’s office
June 12: Last day to register online to vote in Illinois. You can still register to vote in person, until Election Day (June 28).
June 23: Last day for election officials to receive your absentee ballot (so make sure your absentee ballot is postmarked by this date)
June 28: Illinois statewide primary election. Polling stations open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.