Election Day polling places closed at 7:00p.m. Peoria Election Commission Executive Director Tom Bride says election day has been pretty smooth.

A federal judge has blocked an Illinois law that had been aimed at making it easier to vote this fall.

The law required the state’s biggest cities and counties to let citizens register to vote on election day and at their local polling place. It did not impose the same requirement on smaller election authorities.

About 25 Illinois State University students attended a county board finance meeting to complain that some of their classmates had to wait for hours to cast ballots in last month's primary election.

Voters across Illinois went to the polls yesterday ... in what election officials say might have been record turnout in some areas. Heavy turnout in a few​ instances led to polling places running out of ballots.

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The Peoria County Election Commission shifts gear Wednesday into what is called grace period registration.

People can still register but starting today they must cast their ballot at the same time. Tom Bride, the executive director of the Peoria County Election Commission, says there are lots of voting opportunities.

Election Day is next Tuesday. But there’s a chance there will not be a clear cut winner right away in some Illinois races. The month prior to the election, Illinois offers grace period registration for anyone needing to register or update their address. 

Bill to lower voting age passes IL House

Apr 17, 2013

The Illinois House Wednesday approved legislation that would lower the voting age for some teenagers. IPR’s Chris Salby has more. 

The proposal would allow 17 year olds to vote in primary elections as long as they're 18 by the General Election in November. Representative Jerry Costello, a Democrat from Smithton, pointed out that 17 year olds can serve in the military.