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Time To Vote
2020 Voting Resources for Missouri & Illinois

Exercising your right to vote allows your voice to be heard.

Voters outside of Missouri and Illinois can find more information under Additional Resources.

Important Dates

Missouri

Voter registration deadline:

  • Online / By Mail / In Person: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Request vote-by-mail ballot deadline:

  • Received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Vote by absentee deadline: (in the office of the local election authority)

  • 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020

Illinois

Voter registration deadlines:

  • Online: Sunday, October 18, 2020
  • By Mail: Tuesday, October 6, 2020
  • In Person: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Early voting:

  • Begins: Thursday, September 24, 2020
  • Ends: Monday, November 2, 2020 (hours depend on where you live)

Request vote-by-mail ballot deadline:

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Missouri Voter Registration Deadline
Illinois Voter Registration Deadline
Election Day is November 3
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
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Register to Vote

Learn if and where you are registered to vote in the 2020 election

Missouri

To register to vote or update your information visit Online Voter Registration

Eligibility requirements:

  • 17.5 years old and 18 years old by Election Day
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A Missouri resident and must be registered to vote in the jurisdiction of the person's domicile prior to the election
  • Not confined under a sentence of imprisonment
  • Not on probation or parole after the conviction of a felony
  • Not convicted of a felony or misdemeanor connected with voting or the right of suffrage

Missouri offers three ways to vote in the 2020 General Election: in-person, absentee, and mail-in

Missouri does not offer an early voting period

Illinois

To register to vote or update your information visit Online Voter Registration

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Illinois and your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
  • Cannot be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of conviction of any crime
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere else

Illinois offers four ways to vote in 2020 General Election: in-person, absentee, mail-in, and early voting

Vote In Person

Missouri

Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Additional Information: How to Vote

Illinois

Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Additional Information: Voting on Election Day

Vote By Mail & Absentee Voting

Election Contact Information

Missouri Secretary of State

600 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 751-2301

Illinois State Board of Elections

Springfield Office

S. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 782-5959

Illinois State Board of Elections

Chicago Office

100 W. Randolph, Suite 14-100
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-6485

Become a Poll Worker

The need for poll workers is critical this election season. If you are willing and able to volunteer visit:

2020 Census