Feb
4
Thu
WRITE-IN CANDIDATES
Feb 4 all-day

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES
Last day a person may file a notarized Declaration of Intent to be a write-in candidate with the
proper election authority or authorities (appropriate county clerk(s) and/or boards of election
commissioners). Write-in votes shall only be counted for person(s) who have filed a Declaration of
Intent. Write-in declarations are NOT filed with the State Board of Elections. (10 ILCS 5/17-16.1)

Feb
25
Thu
EARLY VOTING – OFFICE OF THE ELECTION AUTHORITY
Feb 25 all-day

EARLY VOTING – OFFICE OF THE ELECTION AUTHORITY
First day for early voting at the office of the election authority and temporary locations designated
by the election authority. Temporary polling locations for early voting can be established at the
discretion of the election authority, and the dates and hours are also at the discretion of the election
authority. (10 ILCS 5/19A-15, 19A-20)

VOTE BY MAIL
Feb 25 all-day

VOTE BY MAIL
First day for the election authority to mail an official ballot to a registered voter within the confines of
the United States who has made application to vote by mail. (10 ILCS 5/19-4)

Mar
9
Tue
CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
Mar 9 all-day

CLOSE OF REGISTRATION
Last day for regular registration or transfer of registration within the offices of the election authority.
Grace period registration and voting will be available after this date. Online voter registration
through the State Board of Elections website will continue through March 21, 2021. Area and
precinct registration may apply to the City of Chicago and Cook County. Please check with these
jurisdictions for registration deadlines. (10 ILCS 5/4-6, 4-16, 5-5, 5-23, 6-29, 6-50, 6-53, 6-54)

Mar
10
Wed
GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION AND VOTING
Mar 10 all-day

GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION AND VOTING
First day for grace period registration and voting at the office of the election authority or at a
location designated for this purpose by the election authority. If the election authority does not have
ballots available, the election authority may mail the ballot to the voter when available. (10 ILCS
5/4-50, 5-50, 6-100)

Mar
21
Sun
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION
Mar 21 all-day

ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION
Last day for voters to register to vote through the State Board of Elections website. (10 ILCS 5/1A-
16.5)

Apr
1
Thu
VOTE BY MAIL – APPLICATION
Apr 1 all-day

VOTE BY MAIL – APPLICATION
Last day for the election authority to receive, by mail, a vote by mail application from any registered
voter presently within the confines of the United States. (10 ILCS 5/19-12.2)

Apr
5
Mon
VOTE BY MAIL
Apr 5 all-day

VOTE BY MAIL
Last day for any registered voter, presently within the confines of the United States, to request a
vote by mail ballot in person at the office of the election authority. (10 ILCS 5/19-2)

EARLY VOTING
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

EARLY VOTING
Last day for early voting at the office of the election authority and locations designated by the
election authority. (10 ILCS 5/19A-15, 19A-20)

Apr
6
Tue
CONSOLIDATED ELECTION
Apr 6 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 pm

CONSOLIDATED ELECTION
POLLS OPEN 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM