Voter Empowerment and Elections

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Don't just watch the process; BE the process. Voting is one of the most important rights afforded American citizens. As a registered civic organization, we are operate independent of political party . NOTE: Our advocacy is very transparent and encourages informed voting and electoral participation. Our mission is to promote progress for the people of Illinois.

We are a registered civic organization with Deputy Registrars in the several counties. If your community is having a festival or event where civic empowerment would be welcome, please contact us to arrange an Awake IL voter registration table. 

Important Dates
for the ELECTION

Election Day

August 10,. 2022

September 29, 2022

Early Voting Begins

October 23, 2022

Last day to register to vote

June 13, 2022

Early Voting,

In Person

Last Day to Request

Absentee Ballot

October 31, 2022

June 28, 2022


First day for any registered voter within the confines of the United States to make application by mail or in person for an official vote by mail ballot.

First day for early voting at the office of the election authority & temporary locations.

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE Last day for voters to register to vote through the State Board of Elections website. (10 ILCS 5/1A-16.5)

If you are out of town on General Election Day November 8th, you may vote in person at select polling locations. Click here to locate your county voting locations. 

Last day for any voter who is a member of the U.S. service or their spouses, voting age dependents, nonresident civilian and citizens temporarily residing outside the U.S. to make application for an absentee ballot.