How to Vote in Evanston

  • Election day is Tuesday, November 3rd.
  • Polls will be open from 6am to 7pm
  • Find your polling location at the Illinois board of elections website: https://ova.elections.il.gov/PollingPlaceLookup.aspx
  • Note that some polling locations may not be at their usual location due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • You are allowed to print the sample ballot and take it with you into the polling booth, and you are allowed to take your phone with you into the booth.
  • Early voting begins October 19th, and is available at the Evanston Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave
  • Early voting is open on the following schedule:

Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • You are allowed to print the sample ballot and take it with you into the polling booth, and you are allowed to take your phone with you into the booth.
  • If you received a mail-in ballot, you can drop it off at the Evanston Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave
  • Ballot dropoff is available on the following schedule

Weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday + Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • The drop box located at the Morton Civic Center can be accessed by entering the ground floor from the west side of the building adjacent to the parking lot. It will be located inside near Room G300.
  • Voters who submit their ballots by mail or via secure drop box will receive an email notifying them when their completed ballot has been received.
  • Voters may also confirm receipt of their ballot by using the “What is My Ballot Status” option of the Cook County Clerk’s Voter Information Tool (https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/your-voter-information), or by calling 312-603-0946.
  • If you received your mail-in ballot, you can follow the instructions on the ballot.
  • All ballots postmarked by November 3rd will be considered valid.  However, it is recommended that you mail back your ballot as early as possible to account for any possible delays.
  • Voters who submit their ballots by mail or via secure drop box will receive an email notifying them when their completed ballot has been received.
  • Voters may also confirm receipt of their ballot by using the “What is My Ballot Status” option of the Cook County Clerk’s Voter Information Tool (https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/your-voter-information), or by calling 312-603-0946.

2020 General Election Sample Ballot for Evanston Illinois

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How to Vote in Evanston