Early Voting Information

Here's a quick video on what you can expect if you choose to vote early in-person. Here are your other voting options.

VOTE EARLY

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What is Early Voting

Early voting is the opportunity to vote in-person before Election Day. All eligible voters can vote early and they can vote at ANY of the early voting locations. Voting early is no different from voting on Election Day. If you have not changed your voter registration address or name since the last election and your signature matches, you should not need to show ID. If you have updated your voter registration address or name or  your signature does not match, you will be asked for ID. This is the same process if you voted on Election Day.

Early voting opens 40 days before Election Day at the County Clerk’s office and 14 days, 3 days, and 1 day before Election Day at additional sites throughout the county. There are a total of 30 early voting sites for the 2022 General Primary.

Once a voter has voted early, they cannot rescind that vote. It is final. If you are not planning to vote by mail, early voting is a great way to vote without adding to the traffic and congestion of Election Day voting.

When & Where To Early Vote

Brookens Administrative Center - Gym, 1776 E Washington St, Urbana, IL 61802

May 19th-June 17th

  • Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:30AM-4:30PM

June  20th-June 27th

  • Hours: Monday-Friday - 8:30AM-4:30PM
  • Saturday 9AM-4PM
  • Sunday 10AM-4PM

The Brookens Center is a vote center and available to any voter, or any person eligible to be a voter, in Champaign County on Election Day from 6AM-7PM. Grace Period Registration & Voting Starts June 1st - meaning any voter, or any person eligible to be a voter, in Champaign County can go to an early voting site to update their registration or register and vote in the same trip.

The following locations will be open June 13th-June 27th for Early Voting

Hours: Monday-Friday 11AM-6PM, Saturday 10AM-4PM, & Sunday 1PM-4PM

  • Bresnan Meeting Center, 706 Kenwood Rd, Champaign, IL 61821
  • Crystal Lake Boat House, 206 W Park St, Urbana, IL 61801
  • Illini Union, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
  • Lake of the Woods Pavilion, 1702 E Prairie View Drive, Mahomet, IL 61853
  • Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 South Duncan Road, Champaign, IL 61822
  • Parkland College, Student Life Center, 2400 W Bradley, Champaign, IL 61821
  • Plumbers' & Pipefitters Local 149, 1005 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL 61874
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 802 East Douglas Street, St. Joseph, IL 61873
  • The Church of the Living God, 312 East Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820
  • The Gathering Place (1st United Methodist Church), 220 S Marshall St, Rantoul, IL 61866
  • Tolono Public Library, 111 East Main Street, Tolono, IL 61880

Grace Period Registration & Voting Starts June 1st - meaning any voter, or any person eligible to be a voter, in Champaign County can go to an early voting site to update their registration or register and vote in the same trip. All the above sites are vote centers and available to any voter, or any person eligible to be a voter, in Champaign County on Election Day from 6AM-7PM.

The following locations will be open June 25th-June 27th for Early Voting

Hours: Saturday 10AM-4PM, Sunday 1PM-4PM, & Monday 11AM-6PM

  • Carpenters' Local #243, 402 S Duncan Rd, Champaign, 61821
  • Champaign Public Library, 200 W Green St, Champaign, 61820
  • Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education, 3358 Big Pine Trail, Champaign, 61822
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2101 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, 61820
  • Holy Cross Parish Center, 405 W Clark, Champaign, 61820
  • Mahomet Public Library, 1702 E Oak St, Mahomet, 61853
  • Mellon Administration Center, 703 S New St, Champaign, 61820
  • Point of Change Church, 702 Turkey Farm Rd, Mahomet, 61853
  • Rantoul Recreation Department - Arts & Crafts Center, 100 E Flessner, Rantoul, 61866
  • Savoy Recreation Center, 402 W Graham, Savoy, 61874
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2200 Philo Rd, Urbana, 61802

Grace Period Registration & Voting Starts June 1st - meaning any voter, or any person eligible to be a voter, in Champaign County can go to an early voting site to update their registration or register and vote in the same trip. All the above sites are vote centers and available to any voter, or any person eligible to be a voter, in Champaign County on Election Day from 6AM-7PM.

The following locations will be open June 27th for Early Voting

Hours: Monday 11AM-6PM

  • Ayers-Broadlands Fire Station, 104 W State St, Broadlands, 61816
  • Douglass Center Annex, 804 N Fifth St, Champaign, 61820
  • Ivesdale Fire Station, 406 3rd St, Ivesdale, 61851
  • Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1601 Bloomington Rd, 61821
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 808 E Bradley, Champaign, 61820
  • River Valley Church of Christ, 17 Owlcreek Ln, Fisher, 61843
  • Windsor Road Christian Church, 2501 W Windsor Rd, Champaign 61822

Grace Period Registration & Voting Starts June 1st - meaning any voter, or any person eligible to be a voter, in Champaign County can go to an early voting site to update their registration or register and vote in the same trip. All the above sites are vote centers and available to any voter, or any person eligible to be a voter, in Champaign County on Election Day from 6AM-7PM.

What To Expect When Early Voting

When you vote in person, please wear a mask to protect yourself, fellow voters, and the Election Judges. Once you arrive, check in at the table with the Election Judges. They will ask for your name, possibly your date of birth, and have you sign on the signature pad. Once that signature has been verified to match the signature we have on record, you will be checked in and given the appropriate ballot.

Take your ballot and pen to a voting booth. Your children can accompany you into the voting booth. Please ensure they are not disruptive to the other voters and do not infringe on anyone's privacy. You can also take candidate materials or a list of candidates you want to vote for into the booth with you. They need to be brought in discretely and not shown to other voters.

There will be instructions in the voting booth on how to correctly fill out your ballot and the Election Judge will demonstrate it for you. Filling in the oval for your chosen candidate thoroughly is important as that is how the machine reads your vote. If you make a mistake on your ballot, you can return it to the Election Judge and you will be given a new one.

Once your ballot is completed to your satisfaction, place in the ballot privacy cover with the top 2 inches sticking out. Take your ballot in the cover to the tabulator machine, usually located near the exit. The Election Judge there will need to verify the check in Judge initialed the top of your ballot and then you can place it in the tabulator. Please watch the screen until it says your ballot has been cast. If there are any issues reading your ballot the machine will stop it and ask you to address them. You are not obligated to change your ballot and the screen will provide the option to accept the ballot as is or return it to you for changes. It is your choice.

Take an "I Voted" sticker and you're done!

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