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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Press Release
The Illinois State Board of Elections will be responding to Election Day inquiries to assist voters at Tuesday’s November 8, 2016 General Election. The Chicago area telephone number is (312) 814-6440. For downstate voters, calls will be taken at the Board’s Springfield office at (217) 782-4141.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Press Release
The number of registered voters in Illinois, currently 7,988,670, is approaching 8,000,000. This surpasses the previous record high of 7,789,500 set for the 2008 General Election and reflects the public’s interest in the November 8, 2016, General Election. Updated registration figures as well as Early Voting totals are available on the Board’s website.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Press Release
The State Board of Elections has received inquiries from voters, the media and public interest groups concerning the integrity of the November 8, 2016, General Election. The State Board of Elections wishes to assure voters that the allegations of a “rigged” election are completely unfounded.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 Press Release
The State Board of Elections is strongly urging utility workers, volunteers and others who may be travelling out-of-state to assist in the anticipated clean-up from Hurricane Matthew to early vote prior to departing the State of Illinois.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Press Release
Voting by personal appearance at an Early Voting Center begins Thursday, September 29, 2016, for the November 8, 2016 General Election. Election authorities in each county in the state have announced the locations of Early Voting Centers that will be open through November 7, 2016.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 Press Release
The State Board of Elections, in conjunction with the State Board of Education, created the mock election program more than 30 years ago to assist schools in helping students understand the election process. The programs have been updated for the 2016 elections and are available on the State Board of Elections website.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Press Release
The Illinois State Board of Elections was the victim of a cyber-attack of unknown origin which targeted the Illinois Voter Registration System database (IVRS).
Friday, July 29, 2016 Press Release
The State Board of Elections is pleased to announce the On-Line Voter Registration System is operational.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Press Release
The State Board of Elections wishes to address reports suggesting that the Board opposes Automatic Voter Registration that is contained in legislation commonly known as Senate Bill 250.
Friday, March 11, 2016 Press Release
The State Board of Elections wishes to make Illinois residents aware of upcoming Early Voting and Grace Period Registration deadlines for the March 15, 2016 General Primary Election.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Press Release
The Illinois State Board of Elections will be responding to Election Day inquiries to assist voters at Tuesday’s March 15, 2016 General Primary Election. The Chicago area telephone number is (312) 814-6440. For downstate voters, calls will be taken at the Board’s Springfield office at (217) 782-4141.
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