|IL State Board of Elections (click images to enlarge)|
Once you're there, you'll see "Top Page" at the top left. Then, click on "Registration And Polling Place Information" for registration lookup. Just enter your first and last name, your zip code, click on "Submit," and voila — your Polling Place address instantly appears.
Chicago residents can find their polling places via text by sending their simplified Chicago address to (312) 361-8846 to get their polling place texted back to them. "The catch is," says CBS Chicago, "your address must be simplified and stripped down; no apartment numbers or last names. For example, if your address is 1234 West 56 Street #100, you would text: 1234 W 56 ST."
What if you see something illegal at the polling place? You know, voter fraud or voter intimidation, or electioneering violations. Visit the "Election Authorities" subpage.
|Cook County Clerk|
This site is just as easy to use as the State Board of Elections site. This does NOT apply to Chicago voters! Windy City residents can find their polling places below. Voters outside of suburban Cook County should visit their city or county website — or the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago website. This is also easy to use. Click on "Vote Status," which takes you to a simple form that lets you check your voter registration and then quickly gives you the address of your polling place.
Note: You only need to enter your address for this to work, which is very cool. This tool even gives you a nice Google map that shows you how to get from your address to the polling place. Also, a complete list of all City of Chicago Polling Places, by Ward and Precinct, is available as a 50-page pdf file.
I was also going to list the Vote411.org website, which is from the League of Women Voters. However, it kept telling me that it could not locate the same address that the sites above did quickly. The site was a bit confusing to use, and so I felt it would be unfair to even link to it. Just go with the three listed above and you should be okay.