Voting and Elections
NEXT ELECTION -- March 20, 2018 - GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION
Background on Election Commission Consolidation
DuPage County is proposing the consolidation of the DuPage County Election Commission, a separate governmental agency, with the County Clerk’s Office. Placing the responsibility for the Election Commission under a countywide elected official, versus an appointed body, will improve accountability and result in many operational efficiencies, saving taxpayers significant resources. Prior to 1974, the County Clerk assumed the responsibility for the administration of local elections, as does every other County Clerk in the state except for 7 municipal election commissions (Aurora, Bloomington, Chicago, Danville, East St. Louis, Galesburg and Rockford) and 1 county election commission (Peoria).
A downloadable list of Candidates and Propositions for the March 20, 2018, GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION is available on the DuPage County Election Commission website HERE.
The Elmhurst League has a nonpartisan Voters Guide to the contested races covered in our recent Candidate Forum. You can reach it by clicking HERE.
The Illinois League has a Voter Guide available from a button on the lwvil.org website. Look for Voter Guide on the homepage in the right hand column.
You can also go directly to the LWVIL Primary Voter Guide page by clicking HERE. Currently only federal and state candidates are available, but more will be added. Try it! You will soon be able to research the candidates and referenda on your ballot for the Primary Election.
You can register to vote HERE. You can also register at many locations throughout DuPage County, including Elmhurst City Hall, and the York Township and the Addison Township Offices. For a list of other voter registration locations, go to the DuPage County Election Commission Website. Also, many LWV Elmhurst members have been appointed voter registrars, and may register you to vote.
If you have questions about voter registration, or would like to have a LWV Elmhurst member register you to vote or update your voter registration information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter registration closes 28 days prior to each election and reopens two days after an election.
Registered voters in DuPage County may vote "early" at any DuPage County Early Voting center conveniently located throughout
the county. Information on Early Voting sites is available HERE
"Grace Period" Registration and Voting
Illinois law provides individuals who were unable to register to vote or change their address prior to the traditional deadline
(28 days prior to an election) a "grace period" to register and vote. The "grace period" is from the 27th day until the day before an election. Grace Period Registration can be done in the office of the DuPage Election Commission, 421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois. "Grace Period" locations extend to the Early Voting locations throughout DuPage County beginning 15 days prior until the day before an election.
Voting Districts, Ward Map, and Polling Places
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