State Background Info:
  Upcoming SoS Elections:

Illinois Electoral Situation
Absentee 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:

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