Voter Empowerment and Elections

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Don't just watch the process; BE the process. Voting is one of the most important rights afforded American citizens. As a registered civic organization, we are operate independent of political party . NOTE: Our advocacy is very transparent and encourages informed voting and electoral participation. Our mission is to promote progress for the people of Illinois.

We are a registered civic organization with Deputy Registrars in the following counties: Adams, Boone, Clark, Cook, DuPage, Kane, & Will. More counties will be added following the June 28, 2022 primary election. If your community is having a festival or event where civic empowerment would be welcome, please contact us to arrange an Awake IL voter registration table. 

Important Dates
for the IL Primary

May 19, 2022

Mail Ballot/Early Voting

June 1, 2022

Registration Changes

June 12, 2022

Online Registration

June 13, 2022

Early Voting,

In Person

June 20, 2022

Absentee Ballot

June 23, 2022

Mail Ballot Deadline

June 27, 2022

Early Voting Deadline

First day for election authority to mail an official ballot to voters who have requested one. First day for early voting at the office of the election authority & temporary locations. Awake IL encourages early voting!

First day for grace period registration, voting or change of address in the office of the election authority or at a location designated for this purpose.

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

If you are out of town on Primary Voting Day June 28th, you may vote in person at select polling locations. Click here to locate your county voting locations. 

Last day for any voter who is a member of the U.S. service or their spouses, voting age dependents, nonresident civilian and citizens temporarily residing outside the U.S. to make application for an absentee ballot.

Last day for early voting.

June 28, 2022


Last day for grace period registration and voting.

Election Day