The U.S. General Election is just around the corner...
The U.S. General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, and the Illinois General Election Primary is Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Make sure you're up to speed on where to register and cast your vote, and ensure you know the candidates and their positions on the issues. We've compiled some resources to help you prepare for both the primary and the General Election.
Registering to vote
You can easily register to vote online using the Illinois Online Voter Application. Not sure if you've already registered? Look up your registration here.
Tinley Park residents can register in person from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at:
Tinley Park Village Clerk’s Office
16250 S. Oak Park, Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
For appropriate forms of ID and more information, please visit the Tinley Park Clerk's website or call 708.444.5000.
More resources for voters
Turbovote.org: This is a helpful nonpartisan “Get Out the Vote” website, which simplifies the voting process for patrons. Features include: making it easy for patrons to register to vote and request absentee ballots
Vote.org: Focused on voter turnout. Offers free tools to add to any website (but not fully compatible with all products).
When We All Vote: When We All Vote is a non- partisan group focusing on bringing citizens, organizations, and institutions together to examine the roles and rights of Americans with a focus on Voter Registration and the act of Voting.
General Voter Education
US Vote Foundation: This is a nonpartisan voter education website, including “My Voter Account” which allows you to track your preferred candidates and build a sample ballot. This website is in partnership with FactCheck.org
Ballot Ready: Ballot Ready allows voters to build their own sample ballot based on their Voter Registration status.
Balletopedia.org: This is a nonpartisan/nonprofit website with a mission to educate voters by providing an “encyclopedia” of election information.
Helpful Federal Government Sites
USAGov: USAGov is a Federal Government’s guide to elections, which is a useful website for illustrating the basics such as frequently used terms during elections.
Federal Voting Assistance Program: This is a website offering voting assistance to military members and their families who are living overseas.
Overseas Vote Foundation: Was formed in response to HAVA (the Help America Vote Act) and designed for Overseas and Uniformed Service Members.
Election Assistance Commission: This website includes a large glossary of terms translated into 10 languages including Native American Languages. This website was built in reaction to the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002