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Get ready to vote in the Consolidated Election

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

1) Register to vote

Make sure you are registered to vote in the upcoming general election. If not, register to vote online. Online voter registration only takes a couple minutes.

The deadline to register online to vote in the consolidated election is March 21. If you miss the deadline, grace period registration is available at polling places on election day (April 6). To register during the grace period, bring two pieces of identification, one with a current address, to your home precinct.

2) Have a voting plan

Vote by mail – Any registered suburban Cook County voter with a driver’s license, state ID or social security number on file can request a mail-in ballot. The last day to request a mail ballot is April 1. Ballots must be postmarked by election day (April 6) in order to be counted.

Vote early – In Mount Prospect, early voting will be available March 22 – April 5:

Mount Prospect Village Hall
50 S. Emerson Street.
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Vote on election day – Find your polling place.

3) Be an informed voter

Obtain a sample ballot, and learn about the candidates.

BallotReady.org is a collection of information from campaign websites, social media and the news about candidates across the ballot.

Voteforjudges.org compiles information on judicial nominees, including evaluations from 13 local bar associations.

4) Go the extra mile – more resources on voting and elections

Information on the presidential election process –https://www.usa.gov/election

Campaign finance data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) – https://www.fec.gov/

More information about political contributions in Illinois – https://illinoissunshine.org/

Fact checking of statements made by politicians to determine accuracy – https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/

Fact-based analysis of claims made by political ads and politicians – https://www.factcheck.org/