Once again Americans of color are finding new challenges to exercise our right to vote, only this time they are also looking to exclude elderly voters, hispanics and youth of all colors. We must fight this effort with all of our resources. You are encouraged to raise money to assist those in your community that are facing these new challenges, and to support organizations that are on the front line in the legal battles to stop the proliferation of new voting restrictions.
Key Voting Information for Illinois Voters
Illinois General Primary Election
Mar 17, 2020
Early Voting: Mar 2, 2020 - Mar 16, 2020
In-Person Absentee Voting: Not available
Voter Registration Deadline
Tue Feb 18, 2020
Online by Sat Feb 29, 2020
Voter Registration "Grace Period"
Wed Feb 19, 2020 thru Election Day
Election Day Registration & Voting (Call Local Election Office) Tue Mar 17, 2020
Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot:
In-Person Request by Mon Mar 16, 2020
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot:
Post received by Tue Mar 31, 2020
If we aren't registered we can't vote. Do your share by holding registration drives at your house of worship and take it into the communities you serve.
Also, make sure your congregations know about the early voting and absentee voting deadlines in your areas.
We are asking all participating houses of worship to:
Hold prayer vigils the night of March 16th
Hold morning worship on March 17th
And, provide rides to the polls from their houses of worship on election day
Money can influence, but only VOTES win elections.
FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION
PRAY AND ACT