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In addition to the Board of Election Commissioners Office, registrations are taken at the Peoria County Courthouse, City Hall-City Clerk's Office, the Driver's License Facility, and any Peoria Public Library. You may also register by mail or online.
If you move, you must file a written change of address with the Election Authority. The back of your Voter Registration Card contains a Change of Address Form. If you don't have your card, a handwritten note with your signature is sufficient. If you change your name, you must complete a new voter registration form. Find more information on the Additional Election Information page.
Find out if you're registered to vote in the State of Illinois with the Illinois State Board of Elections registration lookup tool.
In addition to the Board of Election Commissioners Office, registrations are taken at the Peoria County Courthouse, City Hall-City Clerk's Office, the Driver's License Facility (only if you have business there), and any Peoria Public Library. You may also register by mail or online.
Your polling place location is printed in the upper left corner of your Voter Registration Card. If you cannot locate your Voter Registration Card, see the Where to Vote page.
You do not need to provide identification at the polling place on Election Day to vote unless if you registered by mail and have not yet voted since you registered. If so, you will need 2 forms of identification with your current address printed thereon.
Find information about voting at our Voting page.
Contact the Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners to request that a Vote by Mail application be mailed to you. You may do this by mail, telephone. You can also obtain a form online. Anyone can vote by mail, no reason is required.
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To learn more about becoming an Election Judge, see the Election Personnel page.
Election Judges are paid $155 for working on Election Day and $10 per hour for working during early voting. All Election Judges must attend training before each election to be eligible to work.
Your eligibility to vote has been questioned on Election Day. You will be voting a Provisional Ballot. Your ballot will be processed and counted if you are found eligible to vote.
Call us at 309 324-2300, or visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website to check if your vote counted. You will need the carbon receipt from the polling place to retrieve this information.
Yes. Plain language, step-by-step instructions on the scanning machine and the ballot marking device touchscreens walk you through the entire voting process. The accessible ballot marking device includes ADA-compliant accessibility features such as tactile buttons, audio ballots, and compatibility with common adaptive devices. The scanning machine provides on-screen instructions and controls for voters whose hand-marked ballots contain errors.
There is no way for the system to connect your vote to you. The process of voting is completely removed from the process of checking in and being qualified to vote. When you vote, no personal identifying information is connected with your ballot.
Extensive testing is performed before each election to verify the integrity of installed software and to ensure that the system is recording votes correctly. Additionally, the system uses paper ballots. Every voter uses the scanning machine to cast a paper ballot, regardless of whether the voter hand-marks the ballot or prints it from the ballot marking device. That original paper ballot is retained throughout the process and remains the official record of the vote.
Your vote is not officially cast until after you select the Cast ballot button and the machine displays the “Your vote has been recorded” screen. At that point, it is no longer possible for you to make any changes. However, if you change your mind before you cast your ballot, you can change your selections. When using the ballot marking device, a ballot review screen appears before you print your ballot. This screen lists all the choices you have made and lets you know if you missed voting in any race. From this screen, you can return to any contest on the ballot and change your selections, if you wish. If you want to change your ballot selections after you have hand-marked or printed your ballot, you can ask a poll worker to “spoil” the ballot and issue you a new ballot.
It is your decision and right to choose not to vote in any race. If you are hand-marking the ballot, simply skip the race(s) you do not wish to vote in. If you are using the ballot marking device, just select the Next button to move forward past any race you want to skip.
If you are hand-marking your ballot and mark more than the permitted number of votes in a race, the scanning machine will return your ballot, and the touchscreen will display a message indicating any races that have too many choices marked. You may request a new ballot to mark, or touch “Cast the ballot as is.” If you choose “Cast the ballot as is,” your vote will not count in that race. If you are using the ballot marking device, the system does not allow you to select more than the permitted number of votes in a race.
After you insert the ballot into the scanning machine and the ballot is scanned, the screen will display the American flag and the message “Your vote has been recorded”, and an audible chime sounds. This lets you know your vote has been cast and counted.
No, your vote cannot be lost once you have scanned the ballot with the scanning machine and the machine displays the “Your vote has been recorded” screen. Your vote is stored in three separate places, and all data is protected and cannot be lost in the unlikely event that the system fails. In addition, the voting machine has a built-in battery back-up power, so it will continue to function even if the main power supply fails.
Yes. Every voter uses the scanning machine to cast a paper ballot, regardless of whether the voter hand-marks the ballot or prints it from the ballot marking device. That original paper ballot is retained throughout the process and remains the official record of the vote.
The system provides election officials with images of every vote that was cast on each voting device. Election officials can use these cast vote record images to electronically recount votes and ensure that results are accurate. Officials can also conduct a manual recount of paper ballots.
You can check your voter registration status online.
If you have an Illinois issued Driver’s License of ID card, you may register online.
If you do not have an Illinois issued ID, you can download a mail-in voter registration form, print it and mail into the office at:542 SW AdamsPeoria, IL 61602
You can also visit any library, township hall or our office. You will need to bring two forms for ID, one of which has you current address.
Illinois requires 2 forms of ID, one showing your current residential address. You must also provide the last 4 of your Social Security number and/or your Illinois Driver's License or State Identification number.
You can find your polling place online.
Illinois is a no ID state. Election Judges will verify using your signature. You will also be asked to state your full name and residential address and in the case of a primary election your party preference.