Illinois will elect a U.S. Senator in 2016.
Presidential and State Primary voter registration deadline – February 16,
Presidential and State Primary date – March 15, 2016
General Election voter registration deadline – October 11, 2016
General Election date – November 8, 2016
Election information phone number – Springfield: 217-782-4141; Chicago:
State election website –
In person – Any voter may vote early in person,
no excuse required. In person early voting for the Presidential and State
Primary is available from February 4, 2016, through March 14, 2016, and for
the General Election from September 29, 2016, through November 7, 2016.
By mail – Any voter may vote early by mail, no
excuse required. Applications for absentee/vote-by-mail ballots may be
requested 90 days before an election. Applications may be requested by mail
until five days before an election or in person until the day before the
election. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by the day before
the election and received within two weeks after the election.