VOTE! (at your library)

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Mid-term elections are just a few weeks away. Illinois voters will elect a new governor and lieutenant governor, State Treasurer, Secretary of State, three Illinois Supreme Court justices, one U.S. Senator, new representatives to the U.S. House, plus numerous state senators and representatives, judges, county and local officials. Voters will also decide on an amendment to the Illinois State Constitution concerning workers' rights.

Make plans to vote now, whether through early voting or on Election Day, and make your voice heard.

Get Registered

To vote in Illinois:

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the 2022 General or Consolidated Election.
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.
  • You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

Not sure if you’re registered to vote, or your polling place location? Use Illinois’ online voter information site to find out. If you’re not registered, you can do so online, through 11:59 pm on October 23, or in-person at an early voting site (including AAPLD),  Monday- Friday, October 24-28, 8:30 am -4:30 pm, and Saturday, November 5, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

You can also register in person on Election Day, at your precinct polling place. To find your precinct polling place click here. Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address are needed when you register in-person.

Here are the acceptable forms of ID for voter registration:

  • Passport or Military ID
  • Driver's License or State ID card
  • College/University/School/Work ID
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Lease, mortgage or deed to home
  • Credit or debit card
  • Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid card
  • Insurance card
  • Civic, union or professional membership card
  • LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card
  • Illinois FOID card

Mail of the following types addressed to you

  • Bill, transcript, or school report card
  • Bank statement, pay stub, or pension statement
  • Utility, medical, or insurance bill
  • Official mail from any government agency

Cast Your Ballot

Beginning Oct. 24, the downstairs program room at the Main Library on Harnish Drive will be an early voting polling place for voters registered in McHenry County, regardless of their home precinct. Early voting polling place hours are:

  • Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 29: 8:30 am – 12 pm
  • Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 4: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 5: 8:30 am – 12 pm

If you are voting with a mail-in ballot, please note that we are NOT a ballot drop-off location! The closest McHenry County mail-in ballot drop box is inside the Lake In the Hills Village Hall, which is also open for early voting. The ballot drop box is available Monday- Friday,  October 24- 28, 8:30 am and 4:30 pm,  Saturday, October 29, 8:30 am-12 pm,  Monday- Friday, October 31-November 4, 8:30 am- 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 5, 8:30 am- 5 pm, Sunday, November 6, 8:30 am-3 pm, and Monday, November 7, 8:30 am- 7:00 pm.

For other McHenry County early voting locations and hours click here.

Kane County residents can find a complete list of early voting locations and hours here. Nearby Kane County early voting sites include Del Webb Sun City in Huntley, the West Dundee Village Hall, and at Kane County’s Vote Mobile, which will visit Jewel-Osco locations in Huntley (Oct. 27) and West Dundee (Nov. 1-2). Vote Mobile hours are 9 am- 4 pm. Visit the Kane County Clerk's website for Mail-in Ballot drop box locations and other information.

Tuesday November 8 is Election Day. The library functions as a polling location for Algonquin Precincts 15 and 18 only. Voting hours are 6 am – 7 pm.

Not sure where your polling place is? Click here.