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11/07/16 – Tomorrow is Election Day – make your voice heard!

This is a final reminder to encourage any and all eligible citizens to cast their ballots in tomorrow’s general election.

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) and our member organizations have been working hard to increase political awareness among our community, register as many voters as possible, and encourage Muslims to fulfill their civic duty of voting. We urge you to share this message and encourage your family, friends, and others to get out the vote!

Beyond the presidential race, it is critical to vote at the local, state, and federal level. Below you will find links and resources that will help you cast your ballot and make your voice heard in this year’s elections!

Offices for Election

Illinois voters will be voting to elect local, state, and federal offices. See the offices up for election. To see your locale-specific ballot, select your county/jurisdiction to request and view your specific ballot.

Check Your Voter Registration Status

Simply enter your name and zip code to check your voter registration status and the location of your polling place.

How to Register

In order to register, you will need two forms of ID (one of them must have your current address). Acceptable forms of ID include Drivers License, State ID Card, Passport, and/or a current utility bill, bank statement, paystub, or government document that displays your name and address.

You can register to vote between October 12 and November 7 and must vote immediately after you register. You can also register on Election Day (November 8) in your respective home precinct. Find your registration/voting location.

Find Your Polling Place

Your polling place location can be found on the Illinois Election Authority website. Illinois polling locations will be open from 6:00am to 7:00pm.

Voting Early

Today (November 7, 2016) is the last day to vote early. Visit the State Board of Electionswebsite to find your early voting locations.


For more information, please contact the Illinois State Board of Elections Springfield Office at 217-782-4141 or its Chicago Office at 312-814-6485.