Monday, February 1, 2010

Where to Vote in the Illinois Primary Election, February 2, 2010

Illinois has a big primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Do you know where to vote? Here are several ways to find your polling place. Whether you're in Chicago or anywhere else in the Land of Lincoln, there is help on the web that will assist you in finding your polling place. Everywhere in Illinois, the polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 2, and every voter must vote at his/her precinct polling place. The Illinois State Board of Elections web site lets you check your polling place location with the List of Election Authorities in any county in Illinois. It gives you simple information, like this example for Champaign County below. Jurisidiction: CHAMPAIGN Name: MARK SHELDEN Title: CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CLERK Email: Address: 1776 EAST WASHINGTON URBANA, IL 61802 Phone: 217/384-3720 Fax: 217/384-1241 Website: You can also click through to the Voting on Election Day link for some good general information. CHICAGO: Here is a full list of polling places in Chicago (pdf). However, if you're not sure which one you need to go to on Tuesday, you can easily find your assigned polling place here by simply entering your street address and last name. Thanks to the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago. They've got a lot more good information at their web site, too. After you vote, be sure to watch here for online election results updates. ELSEWHERE in ILLINOIS: The Illinois State Board of Elections is a good resource, and at their Voting and Elections Section you can find a link that helps you locate your polling place. RELATED: