Illinois Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodMail, online, and at the DMV.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
DeadlineSixteen (16) days prior to election.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Same DayYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuseNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
AutomaticNoSent to all registered voters.No Legislative Activity
DeadlineFive days before electionNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDNot requiredNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxNot mentioned in statutes.No ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Return DeadlineFive days prior to the electionNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Limited 3rd PartyAllowed by anybody appointed by voter.No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Paid Political OperativesNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationYesNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Witness StatementNoNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other---
Cure ProcessNo Cure ProcessNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDNot requiredNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Other OptionsPersonal identification affidavit No ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Provisional BallotsNo No ChangeNo Legislative Activity

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours6:00 AM to 7:00 PMNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Wait TimeNot mentionedNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Electioneering100 feetNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
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Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyContinuousNo ChangeNo Legislative Activity
Voter RemovalAccording to the NVRANo ChangeNo Legislative Activity