Election 2016 Resource Page
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, many voters will be heading to their local poll site to vote on a wide range of elected offices and ballot initiatives. To help your families and you understand what to expect this election season, Illinois Action for Children has created many resources to help you.
Voting is an important part of advocacy. The candidates that win in this election will go on to make important decisions on policies that will impact the lives of children and working families. Your vote matters! Don’t forget to vote Tuesday, November 8.
Keep an eye out for these important dates!
Videos on Election Topics:
Every week, leading up to election, Illinois Action for Children will release a new video about the elections – such as who is running for U.S Senate, what do all the judges do, and the ballot measures. Take a look at the videos and share them with your families and community members by visiting IAFC’s YouTube page
Voter Registration Toolkit
Learn more about how you can engage families and community members in voter registration efforts by reading this toolkit. If you would like some help doing voter registration in your community, our Community Engagement team is here to help! You can contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Profiles are a snapshot of the early childhood education landscape by each legislator’s district. Use the information in the Community Profile to educate candidates running for office on the importance of early care and education for families in their districts. There are Community Profiles for each state representative, state senator, congressional member.
Find your legislator
Don’t know who your legislator is? Visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website and type in your address to find out your current legislators.
Am I registered to vote?
To find out if you are already registered to vote, check your status on the Illinois State Board of Elections website:
Where do I register to vote?
For more information on where to register to vote in Illinois, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections. Click here:
Register to Vote online
In Illinois, you can register to vote online, but you will need a state license or ID. If you don’t have a State License or ID, you can still register to vote online but you will need to print out the form and mail it.
In Illinois, you can vote early. Early voting begins October 24, 2016 until November 7, 2016. If you vote early, you cannot change votes or vote again. Visit the Illinois State Board of Elections to find out where you can vote early.