The Illinois AFL-CIO supports the efforts of the local labor councils to elect local office-holders who will protect and advance the cause of working families through planning and executing education and voter contact programs on the local level. Union members are a very effective voice for working families. Hundreds of union members hold local, state and federal offices in Illinois and special priority is placed on making sure endorsed union members are elected at all levels in Illinois. The following is a timeline for consolidated (local) elections in 2021.
Consolidated Primary - February 23, 2021
Jan. 14 - Early voting starts
Jan. 14 - First day vote by mail ballots sent out
Feb. 18 - Last day for election authority to receive via mail a vote by mail application
Feb. 23 - Consolidated Primary Election Day
Consolidated Election - April 6, 2021
Jan. 6 - First day for voter to make application by mail or in-person for ballot
Feb. 25 - First day to vote early at election authority
Feb. 25 - First day vote by mail ballots sent out
Mar. 12 - First day to vote early or by mail if primary was held
Apr. 6 - Consolidated Election Day
If you would like to help volunteer for this effort e-mail Illinois AFL-CIO Political Director, Bill Looby, at BillL@ilafl-cio.org.