As you're preparing to cast your vote, here are a few reminders and tips to help you get started.
There are three ways to vote:
The CDC website offers guidelines for voters, including the suggestion that individuals vote early or use alternative methods (mail-in voting) to avoid crowds on Election Day and to limit contact with other individuals.
Avoid long lines on election day and vote early with locations right here on campus. Campus early voting is October 26 - 30. Any person registered to vote in Normal, Illinois, or McLean County (with the exception of those registered in Bloomington), can vote at Bone Student Center or Watterson Towers during Early Voting.
Bone Student Center - Founder's Suite 10:00am - 5:00pm
Watterson Towers - Rosa Parks Room 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Early voting in McLean County is available at other community locations beginning September 24. Visit the McLean County Clerk's website for details on locations, dates, and times.
For residents of Bloomington, visit the Bloomington Election Commission website for early voting locations, dates, and times.
Polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line by 7 p.m., you are entitled to vote.
On Election Day, anyone registered in McLean County can vote at the universal polling place at Grossinger Arena in downtown Bloomington. Polling places in Bone Student Center and Watterson Towers will be available for individuals who live in precincts 8 and 30.
College students can register and vote using your campus address or your permanent (home) address. If you have previously registered at your campus address, or if you have not yet registered to vote, simply visit the polling place for your permanent (home) address and register there on Tuesday. Locate your polling place through the State Board of Elections website.
If you cannot make it to a polling place during an early voting time or on Election Day, you can request to vote by mail through TurboVote. Allow time for your ballot to be mailed to you and make sure your ballot is received by the deadline to be counted.
In Illinois, you must request a mail-in ballot by October 29, and ballots must be postmarked by Election Day.
Need a stamp? Students can stop by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at 300 W. North Street, Normal, to pick up a stamp for their mail-in ballot.
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