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Election Calendar

2024 Important Election Dates

General Primary Dates = "GP"
General Election Dates = "GE"

  • Dec. 20, 2023 - (GP) First day election authority can process vote by mail applications.
    (10 ILCS 5/19-2)

  • Feb. 8 - (GP) First day election authority can mail vote by mail ballots and the first day of early voting. (10 ILCS 5/19A-15)
  • Feb. 20 - (GP) Last day a voter can register with the election authority before Grace Period Registration begins. Voters can still register with the Illinois State Board of Elections electronically. (10 ILCS 5/4-6, /1A-16.5)
  • Feb. 21 - (GP) First day of Grace Period Registration. (10 ILCS 5/4-50)
  • Mar. 3 - (GP) Last day voters can register to vote online with the Illinois State Board of Elections. (10 ILCS 5/1A-16.5)
  • Mar. 11 - (GP) Last day that military of US citizens abroad can apply to vote by mail.
    (10 ILCS 5/20-2.3)
  • Mar. 14 - (GP) Last day for the election authority to receive applications to vote by mail.
    (10 ILCS 5/19-2)
  • Mar. 18 - (GP) Last day of early voting. (10 ILCS 5/19A-15)
  • Mar. 19 - General Primary Election
  • Nov. 5 - General Election

View additional details on the Election Calendar page.

Candidates should view the Candidate Filing Information page.

To view the complete Election Calendar, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections site.

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