We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles.
This is also a chance for you to get involved. Got a question for a candidate? Have some election-related news to share? Post it in the comments section, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Know the dates
Sept. 27: First day mail ballots will be sent out
Oct. 9: Last day to register to vote
Oct. 10: First day of grace period registration and voting
Oct. 22: First day of early voting
Nov. 1: Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters
Nov. 3: Last day of early voting; last day of grace period registration and voting
Nov. 4: In-person absentee voting begins at the Clerk's downtown Chicago office
Nov. 5: Postmark deadline for absentee ballots; last day of in-person absentee voting at the Clerk's downtown Chicago office and five suburban courthouse mini-centers
Nov. 6: General election
Know your district
Because of the 2011 redistricting, parts of Lemont now fall within different districts than they did before. Find out which districts you live in with the state board of election’s interactive map.
Know your polling place
Your polling place depends on which precinct you live in. To find your polling place, visit the Cook County Clerk's website. Voters in Lemont can also visit the websites of the DuPage County Clerk and the Will County Clerk, or the Illinois State Board of Elections.
If you know your precinct, we've put together a list of polling places you can refer to:LocationAddressHandicap AccessiblePrecinct # 16058 W. 127th St. Yes 9, 11, 13 1115 Warner Ave. Yes 6 800 Porter St. Yes 4, 5 14911 127th St. Yes 3, 14 11400 Theresa Drive Yes 2 14252 Main St. Yes 1, 12 15780 New Ave. Yes 7, 8, 10
Know the races
- Barack Obama* (D)
- Mitt Romney (R)
3rd Congressional District
- Dan Lipinski* (D)
Illinois Senate, 41st District
- * (R)
Illinois House, 82nd District
- * (R)
Cook County Board of Review, District 1
- Casey Thomas Griffin (D)
- Dan Patlak* (R)
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