Miss Mary


For citizens living in McHenry and Kane County, this should assist you in making your plan to vote.


If you think that you may already be registered to vote, check here with the State Board of Elections:  https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx

What this lookup will do is give you all the information regarding your voting district as well as your polling place (where to vote). I highlighted my Precinct.  You’ll need that information.

It also informs you of the voting districts you are represented by such as US Congressional is 14, IL State Senate is 33, IL State Rep is 66.

For Example this is my information:

Election Day Polling Place:
Grafton 17 votes here: HUNTLEY: TOMS FARM MARKET, 10214 ALGONQUIN RD., 60142

Congressional (Federal) 14
State Senate 33
State Representative 66
Appellate Judicial 2
City Algonquin
Fire Protection Huntley Fire Protection District
Judicial Circuit 22
Judicial Subcircuit 4
Library Algonquin Public Library District
County Board 1
Park Huntley Park District
Precinct GRA 17
Regional Bd of Ed. 44
Community College McHenry County College 528
Unified School CONS SD 158
Township Grafton Township

If you’re not registered, you may register online  If you are not registered, to vote in Illinois

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General Election.
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day, that’s October 6th.
  • You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.
  • You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

Online registration is here:  https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx


I always vote early.  It helps me have peace of mind that it’s done and recorded, plus, just in case there’s an overload of voters (that’s a good thing) I’m in and counted.  I never want to face a closed door or face a down voting machine.  Things happen.

Here’s the online information for early voting locations and their hours of operation:

Kane County: http://www.kanecountyclerk.org/Elections/PublishingImages/Pages/Early-Voting/EarlyVotingPoster.pdf

McHenry County: https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/home/showdocument?id=89016


If you work, or will not be available to vote that day (hospital, nursing home, work requirements), you can apply for a VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT.   Voting by mail is an option for voters to cast their ballot prior to Election Day. Voters can request a vote by mail ballot through the mail or in person.

The first day to file an application for a vote by mail ballot with the Election Authority is 08/08/2018.

All requests by mail must be received by the Election Authority by 11/01/2018.

All in-person early voting requests must be made by 11/05/2018.

Additional provisions and requirements apply to  Military and Overseas Citizens.

Kane County:  http://www.kanecountyclerk.org/Elections/Documents/2018%20GE%20Absentee%20Mail%20App%20for%20website%20ENG.pdf

McHenry County:  https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/home/showdocument?id=62804

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