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The election coming up on Nov. 3 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.

Enter your address below to check your registration status, request a mail-in ballot, find your early voting location and make a plan to ensure your vote is counted!

From the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, from big cities to suburbs to small towns, we must use our voices and our votes to create an America where everyone counts and can thrive in a healthy environment.

To this end, IEC is making it as easy as possible to exercise your right to vote. Here you’ll find all the information you need to make and execute your plan to vote. In this election, we can either take the bait and fall into cynicism and division or we can all vote, knowing the will of the people is represented in the outcome.

Though it may take time because of COVID-19 to ensure every vote is counted, we know we can count on each other to cast our ballots by mail, to be early voters, to work at the polls, and to raise our voices to swear in leaders elected by and for us.

2020 Election

Key Dates

Vote Early

You can vote early now through Election Day on Tuesday, November 3rd in Illinois! Find your early voting site by clicking here.

Online Voter Registration Deadline

You can register to vote online until Sunday, October 18th @ 11:59 PM. Register or check your status by clicking here.

Request Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Absentee Ballot Request Forms are due on Thursday, October 29th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM. Ballots started being mailed to voters on Thursday, September, 24th. 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, November 3rd!

Voting in person?

Know Your Rights & Stay Safe

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.

COVID-19 & Election 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently issued guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in election polling locations.

You can review that guidance by clicking here.

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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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