Election Day 2020: What You Need to Know


Election Day 2020: What You Need to Know


November 03, 2020

Kankakee, IL – Nearly 100 million Americans casted their vote early this year ahead of Election Day today, amounting to 72% of the total votes casted in 2016.

Illinois, along with 20 other states, allows for same-day voter registration which means if you have not already registered, you can register and still vote today by showing up at your polling station. It is recommended to bring a photo ID, as well as, proof of your current address such as a bill mailed to your home.

If you are not sure if you are registered, check your status here: https://www.kankakeevotes.com/.

Polls opened at 6:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m. tonight.

To vote in Illinois you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Illinois and of your precinct for at least 30 days before the election
  • Be at least 18 years old

“The numbers in this year’s election are historic. We have never witnessed such high voter turnout. I encourage everyone to make sure your voices are heard and exercise your right to vote. Your voice matters,” said Mayor Wells-Armstrong.

Polling places in Kankakee County can be found here: https://www.kankakeecountyclerk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020-General-Election-Voter-Information-Guide.pdf.

Election results can be found here: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/IL/Kankakee/106271/web.262169/#/summary.

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The City of Kankakee is dedicated to protecting, building and nurturing the community while enhancing lives. We are a historic, vibrant, and active riverfront community. We continue to transform into an extraordinary place to dream, grow, and thrive. Embracing our diversity, we strive to be progressive, inclusive, and innovative. For more information on the City of Kankakee, please visit the website at www.citykankakee-il.gov.


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