Presidential and State Primary registration deadline – February 21, 2012
Presidential and State Primary date – March 20, 2012
General Election registration deadline – October 9, 2012
Election information phone number – Springfield: 217-782-4141; Chicago:
State election website –
In person – Any voter may vote early in
person, no excuse required. In person early voting for the Presidential and
State Primary is available from February 27, 2012 through March 19, 2012;
for the General Election, from October 15, 2012 through November 5, 2012.
By mail – Any voter may vote early by
mail, no excuse required. Applications for absentee/vote-by-mail ballots
must be received between February 9, 2012 and March 15, 2012 for the
Presidential/State Primary; between September 27, 2012 and November 1 for
the General Election. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked by the
day before the election and received within two weeks after the election.