Early Voting Locations  

Early Voting at Grossinger Motors Arena  

101 S. Madison St., Bloomington, IL

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Thursday-Friday                         September 24-25                                                         8:30am-4:30pm
Monday-Friday                           September 28- October 16                                        8:30am-4:30pm
Monday- Friday                          October 19-23                                                             8:30am-7:00pm
Saturday-Sunday                        October 24 -25                                                            9:00am-5:00pm
Monday-Friday                           October 26-30                                                             8:30am-7:00pm
Saturday                                      October 31                                                                  9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday                                         November 1                                                               9:00am-5:00pm
Monday                                       November 2                                                                8:30am-7:00pm

Early Voting at Eastland Mall

1615 E. Empire St., Bloomington, IL ( Northwest Entrance)

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Saturday and Sunday            October 10-11                                                              Noon-6:00pm

Saturday and Sunday            October 17-18                                                              Noon-6:00pm

Saturday and Sunday            October 24-25                                                              Noon-6:00pm

Monday-Friday                      October 26-30                                                              Noon-6:00pm

Early Voting ISU Bone Student Center 

100 N University St., Normal, IL  ( Founder’s Suite )

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Monday-Friday                          October 26-30                                                               10:00am-5:00pm

Early Voting ISU Watterson Towers 

301 S Fell Ave., Normal, IL ( Rosa Parks Room )

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Monday -Friday .                      October 26-30                                                                  Noon-7:00pm

Early Voting Information  

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WHAT IS EARLY VOTING?

Registered voters may cast a ballot prior to Election Day without having to provide a reason for wanting to vote early. This ballot is cast by personal appearance at the office of the election authority or at an Early Voting Center. 


WHY DO WE HAVE EARLY VOTING?

A major reason for early voting is to encourage greater participation in the election process.  People who travel for business, work long hours or are otherwise inconvenienced by the hours the polls are open on Election Day may find it easier to vote early.    

 
WHO CAN VOTE EARLY IN ILLINOIS?

Any qualified voter may vote prior to Election Day at any

site established for early voting by the election authority. 


WHEN CAN EARLY VOTING OCCUR?

The period for early voting begins the 40th day preceding

an election and extends through the end of the day before

Election Day.  


WHERE IS EARLY VOTING HELD?

Each election authority generally determines the locations and hours for early voting, subject to certain requirements placed on permanent polling places for early voting.  An election authority may establish permanent and temporary polling places for early voting at locations throughout the election authority’s jurisdiction, including but not limited to a municipal clerk’s office, a township clerk’s office, a road district clerk’s office, or a county or local public agency office.  During each general primary and general election, each election authority in a county with a population over 250,000 shall establish at least one permanent polling place for early voting within each of the largest municipalities within its jurisdiction, and if any of the 3 largest municipalities is over 80,000, the election authority shall establish at least 2 permanent polling places within the municipality.  Each board of election commissioners in any city, village, or incorporated town with a population over 100,000 shall establish at least 2 permanent polling places for early voting, and each election authority in a county with a population between 100,000 and 250,000 shall establish at least one permanent polling place. 
Each election authority shall determine and publish a list of the locations, dates and hours of each early voting site in his or her jurisdiction.  Also, a list of early voting hours and locations will be available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website (www.elections.il.gov) at least 10 days prior to the beginning of any Early Voting Period. 


ARE POLLWATCHERS ALLOWED AT EARLY VOTING SITES?

Yes.  Like at the regular polling places on Election Day, pollwatchers may be appointed to observe early voting by personal appearance at each permanent and temporary polling place where early voting is conducted.

CAN A PERSON REQUEST AN EARLY VOTING BALLOT IF THEY WERE ALREADY ISSUED A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?

Yes. A qualified voter to whom a vote by mail ballot was issued, may vote early if he or she submits that vote by mail ballot for cancellation to the judges or election official conducting early voting. If the voter is unable to submit the vote by mail ballot, it shall be sufficient for the voter to submit to the judges or  election official (i) a portion of the vote by mail ballot if the vote by mail ballot was torn or mutilated or (ii) an affidavit executed before the judges or election official specifying that the voter never received a vote by mail ballot or the voter completed and returned a vote by mail ballot and was informed that the election authority did not receive that vote by mail ballot. 
 

 


WHEN WILL MY EARLY VOTED BALLOT BE COUNTED?

The votes cast during the early voting period will not be

counted until after the polls close on Election Day. 
 

 


IS ELECTIONEERING ALLOWED AT EARLY VOTING SITES?

No.  Electioneering is prohibited at the early voting site and

a campaign-free zone will be established like it is at the

polling place on Election Day. 

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