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Are you Registered to vote?

An individual may register to vote in Illinois if they will be 18 years or older on the next election day, reside in the jurisdiction for 30 days prior to the election, and are a U.S. citizen.

Check your Voter Registration Status

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Register to Vote

Voting is one of the most powerful rights and responsibilities you have as a U.S. citizen. In order to make your voice heard, you must be a registered voter.  Registering to vote is the most important first step to voting in an election. It’s simple to get started.

Register to Vote

Absentee Ballot

Get Your Absentee Ballot

Can't make it to the polls on Election Day?  You can still make your voice heard.  Absentee voting is conducted by mail-in ballot before Election Day.  If you meet all of the required criteria, you can have the State of Illinois mail you a ballot.    Once you fill out your ballot, you may return it in person or by mail.

Request an Absentee Ballot

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Voting and Elections: Overview

Information about national, state, and local elections in the United States, including voter registration and identification requirements, voting rights, polling places, and other resources.

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Waubonsee Civic Engagement Events

Encouraging you to form the habits of active and informed citizenship, and to become engaged citizens which are essential to a healthy democracy.


Voting Data

Student Voting Rates for Waubonsee Community College

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Report detailing 2016 and 2020 voting rates for Waubonsee Community College (from National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement)

Library Books

Ready yourself for the next election. Borrow library books that will inform you of the complexities of our electoral process.