When is the next election in Illinois? What to know about the state primary – NBC Chicago
The Illinois primary election is just days away.
While the primaries historically took place in March, they will be held on June 28 this year. Indeed, during the 2021 Illinois General Assembly, lawmakers passed Senate Bill 825, which moved the primaries.
As usual, Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates will be listed on the primary ballot, alongside local measures and races.
According to Ballotpedia’s unofficial list, two Democratic candidates are vying for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, including incumbent JB Pritzker.
The list of Republican candidates for governor is longer, with six candidates running.
Additional candidates are not permitted to run for governor, as the filing deadline for this election has passed.
Important Dates to Know for the 2022 Illinois Primary Election
June 12: Last day to register online to vote in Illinois. You can still register to vote in person, until Election Day (June 28).
June 23: Voters have until June 23 to apply for a mail-in ballot, although election officials advise applying as early as possible to allow plenty of time for the ballot to arrive and be returned. To be counted, your mail-in ballot must be postmarked before Election Day and arrive within 14 days.
June 28: Illinois statewide primary election. Polling stations open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.