It's election season in Illinois!

Register. Make a Plan. Vote.

Illinois’ Primary Elections are coming up on March 19, 2024: Have you made your plan to vote yet?

This election 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. Your vote is your voice, so use it to advocate for the environment this coming election!

2024 Primary Election

Make a Plan to Vote

Voting is underway for Illinois’ 2024 Primary Election on March 19! The Primary Elections are the first round of nationwide elections set for this year, with the General Election set for Tuesday, November 5. During the Primary, you’ll be able to vote for candidates from your political party to determine which nominees will advance to the General Elections later this year.

Are you registered to vote? Check your status online by clicking here.

Key Dates & Deadlines

Vote Early

In locations across Illinois early voting stars as soon as February 8 up until Election Day on March 19! Not all counties start early voting on the same day, so find your early voting date and site by clicking here.

Vote on Primary Election Day

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 19. Find your voting site by clicking here.

Request Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Vote-by-mail Request Forms are due on Thursday, March 14. Apply for your for a Vote-By-Mail 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, March 19! Find your vote-by-mail ballot drop off location by clicking here.

Democracy is a Team Sport: Make Sure You're Ready to Play!

  • Make sure you’re registered to vote online by clicking here. In Illinois, you can register to vote through Election Day on Tuesday, March 19. Look under ‘Know Before You Go’ for more info on same-day voter registration.
  • Register to be an election judge by clicking here. Want to get even more involved on election day? Consider volunteering to be an election judge at your local polling place. Election judges help us ensure that our elections run smoothly, get more information on why this role is so important on Power the Polls’ website
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 on the same day during grace period and early voting.
  12. Register online to vote.

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.

If you experience any issues or suspect that your polling place is violating any of the requirements listed above, please call:

  • 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683): English
  • 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682): Spanish/English
  • 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683): Asian languages/English
  • 1-844-YALLA-US (1-844-925-5287): Arabic/English

Or  text ‘MYVOTE’ to 866-687-8683 to be connected to a trained volunteer.

Know Before You Go

What to Bring:

  • A cheat sheet! Voting can be intimidating, but you don’t need to memorize your ballot. Before you head over to the polls, write down who you’re voting for in each race and any other info that will be useful to you in the voter booth on a notecard and bring it with you to reference while you vote. 
  • If you’re registering to vote on the same day you’ll be voting, bring two forms of identification, this can include:
      • Driver’s License or State ID
      • Social Security card, 
      • A copy of a current and valid photo identification, 
      • A copy of a current utility bill, 
      • A copy of a bank statement, 
      • A paycheck, 
      • Government check, or 
      • Other government document that shows your name and address
  • Find your polling location. If you’re voting early, you may have a different polling location– click here to find your early voting site.
  • Use the Find My Legislator Tool to make sure you know all your districts and candidates, and make sure you use the resources below to see how your candidates have previously performed on environmental issues. Click here to find yours.

Get to know your ballot

What's on Your Ballot?

This year’s primary will see elections in certain Illinois’ Congressional House, State House and State Senate districts, outlined below. Want to know if your district will be on the ballot this coming election? Click here to use our find my legislator tool to see which district you’re in, and check back here to see if a race is set for any of your districts.

Supreme Court

This year, there are two seats on the Illinois Supreme Court up for election. 

1st District Race (Democratic):

4th District (Republican)

Appellate Court

Illinois’ Appellate court is made up of over 50 seats, with judges representing judicial districts across the state. This year, a number of these seats are up for both partisan elections as well as for retention.

Running for retention:

Partisan Elections

1st District: Connors Vacancy
Democratic primary election

1st District: Cunningham Vacancy
Democratic primary election

1st District: Delort Vacancy
Democratic primary election

1st District: O’Neill Burke Vacancy
Democratic primary election

3rd District: Lytton Vacancy
Democratic primary election

Republican primary election

3rd District: O’Brien Vacancy
Democratic primary election

Republican primary election

3rd District: Schmidt Vacancy
Democratic primary election

Republican primary election

  • John F. Costello Jr.

4th District: Holder White Vacancy
Republican primary election

4th District: Turner Vacancy
Republican primary election

For a more detailed breakdown of Judicial Races and find which districts will be on your ballot, visit the Illinois Bar Association’s website here

In the state of Illinois, there are two Water Reclamation Districts that have elected members: Fox Metro Water Reclamation District and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation Districts. This primary, only MWRD is up for reelection– those in the South Suburbs of Chicago can look forward to electing new members to FMWRD in 2025. 

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Candidates

This year’s MWRD elections will see three incumbents (Steele, Garcia, and Pogorzelski) running for re-election and one incumbent, recently-appointed Commissioner Brady-Davis will run in a special election to retain her seat for two more years.  

Several U.S. Congressional House Districts are due for elections this year. Find out if yours is one of them using Illinois’ Find my Legislator tool here. If your district will be on the ballot this year, you can look below at the candidates up for election, or re-election in your district.

U.S. House District 1

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U.S. House District 2

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U.S. House District 3

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U.S. House District 4

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U.S. House District 5

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U.S. House District 6

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U.S. House District 7

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U.S. House District 8

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Third-Party Candidates:

U.S. House District 9 – no race.

Jan Schakowsky (Incumbent, uncontested)

U.S. House District 10

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U.S. House District 11

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U.S. House District 12

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U.S. House District 13

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Republican primary candidates

U.S. House District 14

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Republican Party Republican primary candidates

U.S. House District 15 – No race.

Mary Miller (incumbent, uncontested)

U.S. House District 16 – No race.

Darin LaHood (Incumbent, uncontested)

U.S. House District 17

Democratic primary:

Republican Party Republican primary candidates

All of Illinois’ State House Districts are due for elections this year, but only some will have full races (as opposed to districts where candidates are running unopposed). Find out if yours is one of them using Illinois’ Find my Legislator tool here. If your district will be on the ballot this year, you can look below at the candidates up for election, or re-election in your district.

IL House District 1 – No race.

Aarón M. Ortíz (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 2

Democratic Primary:

IL House District 3 – No race.

Eva Dina Delgado (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 4

Democratic Primary:

IL House District 5

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Alan Rasho
IL House District 6

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Sean Dwyer
IL House District 7 – No race.

Speaker of the House Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 8 – No race.

La Shawn Ford (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 9 – No race.

Yolonda Morris (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 10 – No race.

Jawaharial Williams (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 11 – No race.

Ann M. Williams (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 12 – No race.

Margaret Croke (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 13 – No race.

Hoan Huynh (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 14 – No race.

Kelly Cassidy (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 15

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Republican Primary:

IL House District 16 – No race.

Kevin Olickal (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 17

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IL House District 18

Democratic Primary:

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IL House District 19 – No race.

Lindsey LaPointe (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 20 – No race.

Brad Stephens (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 21

Democratic Primary:

IL House District 22

Democratic Primary:

IL House District 23

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IL House District 24

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IL House District 25 – No race.

Curtis Tarver II (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 26

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IL House District 27

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IL House District 28

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IL House District 29

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IL House District 30

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IL House District 31

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IL House District 32

Democratic Primary:

IL House District 33 – No race.

Marcus Evans (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 34

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IL House District 35

Democratic Primary

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IL House District 36

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

IL House District 37 – No race.

Tim Ozinga (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 38 – No race.

Debbie Meyers-Martin (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 39

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Anthony Curran
IL House District 40

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

IL House District 41 – No race.

Janet Yang Rohr (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 42 – No race.

Terra Costa Howard (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 43 – No race.

Anna Moeller (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 44 – No race.

Fred Crespo (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 45

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IL House District 46

Democratic Primary

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IL House District 47

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IL House District 48

Democratic Primary:

  • Maria Vesey

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IL House District 49

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IL House District 50 – No race.

Barbara Hernandez (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 51

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IL House District 52

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IL House District 53 – No race.

Mark Walker (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 54

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Republican Primary:

IL House District 55 – No race.

Martin J. Moylan (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 56 – No race.

Michelle Mussman (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 57 – No race.

Tracy Katz Muhl (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 58

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Carl Lambrecht
IL House District 59

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary

IL House District 60 – No race.

Rita Mayfield (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 61

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

IL House District 62 – No race.

Laura Dias (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 63

Democratic Primary:

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IL House District 64 – No race.

Tom Weber (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 65

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IL House District 66

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Laurie Parman
IL House District 67

Democratic Primary:

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IL House District 68 – No race.

Dave Vella (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 69

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IL House District 70

Democratic Primary

Republican Primary:

IL House District 71 – No race.

Daniel Swanson (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 72

Democratic Primary

Republican Primary

IL House District 73 – No race.

Ryan Spain (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 74

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IL House District 75

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IL House District 76

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IL House District 77

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IL House District 78 – No race.

Camille Y. Lilly (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 79

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IL House District 80

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IL House District 81

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IL House District 82

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IL House District 83

Democratic Primary:

IL House District 84 – No race.

Stephanie Kifowit (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 85

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IL House District 86

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

IL House District 87 – No race.

Bill Hauter (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 88

Republican Primary:

IL House District 89 – No race.

Tony McCombie (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 90 – No race.

John M. Cabello (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 91

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

IL House District 92 – No race.

Jehan Gordon-Booth (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 93 – No race.

Travis Weaver (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 94 – No race.

Norine Hammond (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 95

Democratic Primary:

  • Kristen Chiaro

Republican Primary:

IL House District 96

Democratic Primary:

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IL House District 97

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

IL House District 98 – No race.

Natalie Manley (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 99

Republican Primary:

IL House District 100 – No race.

C.D. Davidsmeyer (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 101 – No race.

Chris Miller (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 102

No Candidates! Incumbent State Rep. Adam Niemberg failed to make it onto the 2024 ballot, click here for more information.

IL House District 103 – No race.

Carol Ammons (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 104

Democratic Primary:

  • Jarrett Clem

Republican Primary:

IL House District 105

Democratic Primary:

  • Morgan Phillips

Republican Primary:

IL House District 106 – No race.

Jason Bunting (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 107

Republican Primary:

IL House District 108 – No race.

Wayne Arthur Rosenthal (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 109 – No race.

Charles E. Meier (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 110

Republican Primary:

IL House District 111

Democratic Primary

Republican Primary:

IL House District 112

Katie Stuart (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 113 – No race.

Jay C. Hoffman (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 114

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

IL House District 115- No race.

David Friess (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 116

Republican Primary:

IL House District 117 – No race.

Patrick Windhorst (incumbent, uncontested)

IL House District 118- No race.

Paul Jacobs (uncontested)

Several State Senate Districts are due for elections this year. Find out if yours is one of them using Illinois’ Find my Legislator tool here. If your district will be on the ballot this year, you can look below at the candidates up for election, or re-election in your district.

IL Senate District 1 – No race.

Javier Loera Cervantes (incumbent, uncontested)

IL Senate District 4

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Robert Sumrell Jr.
IL Senate District 7 – No race.

Mike Simmons (incumbent, uncontested)

IL Senate District 10

Democratic Primary:

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IL Senate District 13 – No race.

Robert Peters (incumbent, uncontested)

IL Senate District 16 – No race.

Willie Preston (incumbent, uncontested)

IL Senate District 19

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IL Senate District 20

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Republican Primary:

IL Senate District 22 – No race.

Cristina Castro (incumbent, uncontested)

IL Senate District 25

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Republican Primary:

IL Senate District 28 – No race.

Laura Murphy (incumbent, uncontested)

IL Senate District 31 – No race.

Mary Edly-Allen (incumbent, uncontested)

IL Senate District 34

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Crystal Villarreal Soltow
IL Senate District 37

Republican Primary:

IL Senate District 40

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Philip Nagel
IL Senate District 43

Democratic Primary:

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IL Senate District 46

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IL Senate District 49

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Katie Deane-Schlottman
IL Senate District 52

Democratic Primary:

Republican Primary:

  • Jeff Brownfield
IL Senate District 55 – No Race.

Jason Plummer (incumbent, uncontested)

IL Senate District 58

Republican Primary

Chicago Ballot Measures:

Chicagoans should also look out for the following measures on their ballot in March. 

  • Bring Chicago Home. Chicago voters will have the opportunity to vote on whether or not the City will make significant changes to the current property tax system. Backed by a number of grassroots organizations, as well as progressive alders, should this ballot measure pass it would allow the city to raise the transfer tax on properties valued at over $1 million in an effort to raise revenue for homelessness services. For more information, please visit Bring Chicago Home’s campaign website here.

Update (2/26/24): Days into early voting, a Chicago judge ruled that voters should not be able to determine whether or not the City of Chicago has the power to hike taxes on property sales. What does this mean? For now, the question is still on the ballot giving you the option still to vote on the issue. However, the votes will not be tallied unless a state court overturns the decision. Read more about what’s happening on WTTW here.

Live outside Chicago? Take a look through the following pages to see what local ballot measures you can look out for this coming election.

Don’t see your county on this list? Visit the Illinois Association of County Clerks’ website to see if your county has added additional voter information since we compiled this list on 2/8/24.

Hear directly from your candidates on a range of issues: click here to visit Chicago SunTimes’ Candidate Questionnaires to learn about your candidates in their own words.

Did we miss something? All the information on our Election Center was compiled and accurate as of 2/14/24. If you have any updates or corrections for us please contact: paloma@ilenviro.org.

IEC Environmental Scorecard

How well do you know your legislator's track record on the environment?

Every year, IEC unveils our Environmental Scorecard for Illinois’ General Assembly. In order to score each legislator’s performance on the environment, IEC compiles and scores votes taking over the past legislative session on critical environmental – and some anti-environment – policies. Click here to read our most recent 2023 Environmental Scorecard to see how your legislator scored on the environment, and, if they’re running for re-election, whether or not they’ve earned your vote this March. 

Don't know who your legislators are?​

Here’s a hint: If you think your State Senator is Dick Durbin, you may want to use the tool below to find your legislators! Many offices are up for election this season from the municipal to federal levels of government. Don’t be intimidated by your ballot: use the legislator lookup tool below to learn which districts you belong to, and check back here to see if you can anticipate seeing any of your elected officials on the ballot this year!