Election Day Tips
- Go to the Right Place
Poll locations can change. Be sure to locate your polling place before you go to vote. Check www.VOTE411.org, check the County Clerk's website or call the County Clerk's office at (217) 384-372.
- Bring I.D.
You may need to show I.D. at the polling place. To be safe, bring your driver’s license or another photo I.D. In some places, a current utility bill, paycheck or other document that includes your name and street address may also work.
- Get a Ballot
Don’t panic if you registered to vote but your name is not on the list. Get help from a poll worker to make sure your vote is counted. You should be given a provisional ballot or given directions to another polling place.
- Get Help
Poll workers are there to help you. They’ll show you how to use the voting machine or give you a provisional ballot if you need one. Ask, or read the signs at your polling place, which have instructions, list your voting rights, and say how to file a complaint.
- Stay and Vote
You probably won’t have to wait too long. But even if the line is long, don’t leave without voting. The outcome of this election will be important!
- Access to Polls and Voting
Handicapped or elderly voters who cannot access the polling place can request to vote outside the entrance. Make the request to the election authority the day before the election.