Illinois Electoral SituationAbsentee ballots require an excuse: yes
Early voting: yes
Felons: The State of Illinois prohibits felons currently in prison from voting. Once an individual has completed their sentence, their right to vote is automatically restored.
ID Laws: First-time voters who register by mail and do not provide ID verification with registration application need: A copy of a current and valid photo identification; or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.
Mandatory poll worker/election official training: yes
Paper trail: yes
Provisional ballot validity determined by jurisdiction of voter, not precinct: yes
Registration deadline: Registration ends 28 days before the election.
Uniform voting system: no