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Ready, Set, Vote

A non-partisan resource for the Tuesday, November 8, 2022 general election.

Verify if you’re already registered
Register to Vote

Register Online by October 23rd.

Register in person by October 11th with a deputy voting registrar or at any Illinois Secretary of State Driver’s Service Facility when there for other services.

By Mail

Lake County
Cook County

Cook County now offers a Permanent Vote by Mail voter roll that you can sign up for when you request your mail-in ballot.

Early In-Person Voting

Election Day Voting

Find your polling place

Research Who’s On Your Ballot

BallotReady
Aggregates content from candidates’ websites, social media, press, endorsers and board of elections for comprehensive, nonpartisan information about the candidates and referendums on your ballot.

BestColleges.com Student Voting Guide
A nonpartisan guide designed for college students. Includes a bipartisan key issues guide and voter registration information for each state.

Illinois Bar Association
Provides public information on the qualifications of judicial candidates and judges seeking retention in Illinois.

League of Women Voters Voting Guide
A nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. Provides background and opinions of every candidate on your ballot and allows you to create your own personalized voting guide.

VoteForJudges.org
Provides nonpartisan information on judicial nominees in Cook County in an effort to educate voters about judicial elections.

What are Retention Elections?

In Illinois, judges who wish to remain on the bench are voted on every six years. Voters are asked to vote “yes” or “no” to retain a judge. Circuit court judges must run for retention every six years and receive 60% “yes” votes to remain on the bench.

Lake County Judicial Retention Information
Cook County Judicial Retention Information

Ballot Measures

In the United States, a ballot measure is a law, issue, or question that appears on a statewide or local ballot for voters of the jurisdiction to decide. (Ballotpedia)

Proposed Amendment to the Illinois Constitution

The proposed amendment, which takes effect upon approval by the voters, adds Section 25 to the Bill of Rights Article of the Illinois Constitution. The new section will guarantee workers the fundamental right to organize and to bargain collectively and to negotiate safety conditions, wages, hours, working conditions, and economic welfare. The amendment prohibits the passage of any new law within the State that restricts or prohibits workers from engaging in collective bargaining with their employer over wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment, like safety protocols or training.

Information from BallotReady

Forest Preserve District, Increase Limiting Rate (Cook County)

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.025% above the limiting rate for levy year 2020 for the purposes of conserving and restoring land to good health, protecting the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams, providing natural flood water storage, protecting wildlife habitat, protecting forests to improve air quality, improving and maintaining existing forest preserves and trails of said District, and other lawful purposes of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, with public disclosure of expenditures, and be equal to 0.076% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2022? (

Information from BallotReady

Gubernatorial Debates

Debates will be broadcast and live streamed across the state of Illinois and will last approximately one hour.

  • Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 PM at the studios of WGN-TV in Chicago.
Other Candidate Forums

League of Women Voters of Illinois
Provides information about candidate forums put on by the League of Women Voters across Illinois for statewide and local candidates.

Office of Lake County Clerk
Official Website of the Lake County Clerk with all election information.

Lake County Election Calendar

Lake County Voter Power
View a copy of your ballot, list of districts, polling place, and request a mail-in ballot.

Lake County Voting FAQs

Lake County Special Voter Circumstances
Information for Lake County voters on how to vote in a variety of circumstances, including from a hospital or nursing home.

Cook County Clerk’s Office
Official website of the Cook County Clerk with all election information.

Cook County Your Voter Information
Details about your polling place, ballot, elected officials, and more.

Illinois State Board of Elections
Provides candidate filings, general election information, and can verify if you’re registered to vote in Illinois.

Federal Voting Assistance Program
Voting assistance for service members, their families, and overseas citizens. Provides access to election officials and voting assistance officers to help navigate the absentee voting process.

Annenberg Political Fact Check
Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

Center for Public Integrity
A nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative newsroom that focuses on the influence of money and growing inequality on our democracy.

Newsguard
A browser extension that provides an easy way to evaluate websites. “Green-Red” ratings compiled by a team of trained journalists signal if a website is trying to get it right, has a hidden agenda, or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.

Politifact
Independent journalists focused on looking at specific statements made by politicians and rating them for accuracy.

ProCon.org
A nonprofit, nonpartisan public charity that uses professional researchers and rigorous editorial standards to explore the issues being debated during the 2020 Presidential election.

Project Vote Smart
A nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that collects and distributes information on candidates for public office.

Chicago Sun Times
Political coverage of Chicago and Illinois elections

Chicago Tribune
Includes  news, opinions, fact checking, and details on how to vote in Illinois.

Daily Herald
2022 election coverage including endorsements for local and statewide races.

Federal Election Commission
Tracks campaign finances and donations

Illinois Sunshine
Provides information on political contributions in the state of Illinois.

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