It's election season in Illinois!

Register. Make a Plan. Vote.

The primary election coming up on Jun. 28 is critically important for our environment and our communities.


Each of us has a voice and contributes to the fabric of our communities and our country.

2022 Election

Key Dates

Vote Early

You can vote early now through Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 28 in Illinois! Find your early voting site by clicking here.

Vote on Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, June 28. Find your voting site by clicking here.

Request Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Absentee Ballot Request Forms are due on Thursday, June 23. Ballots started being mailed to voters on Thursday, September, 24. Request a Vote-By-Mail or Absentee ballot by clicking here.

Vote-By-Mail/Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Your ballot must be postmarked and placed in the mail ON OR BEFORE Election Day, which is Tuesday, June 28! Find your vote-by-mail ballot drop off location by clicking here.

Voting in person?

Know Your Rights

You have the right to…

  1. Cast your ballot in a non-disruptive atmosphere free of interference.
  2. Vote if you are in line by 7:00 PM.
  3. Vote by provisional ballot if your registration is challenged, or there is no record of your registration.
  4. Vote at your old polling place if you have moved within 30 days of the election.
  5. Request Assistance while voting, if needed.
  6. Bring newspaper endorsements or sample ballots into the voting booth.
  7. Protect the secrecy of your ballot.
  8. Review your ballot to ensure it is complete and accurate and correct your vote if there is a mistake or you change your mind.
  9. Have your ballot counted fairly and impartially.
  10. Bring your child into the voting booth with you.
  11. Register to vote in the same day during grace period and early voting.
  12. Register to vote online.

Thank you to Chicago Votes for assembling this list. Click to view their entire Vote Center and for a more in depth look at some of the most important races on the ballot.

Get to know your legislators

IEC Scorecard & Legislator Lookup

IEC Scorecard

In an election year, this is an especially valuable tool in educating voters about how they are being represented, lifting up legislative environmental champions and holding those accountable who obstruct environmental protections.

Don't know your state legislators?

Use our legislator lookup tool to find your state legislators are, then use our scorecard to find out how they vote on the environment.

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