As you look forward to Spring Break, remember that March is also Illinois primary season. Voting in the Tuesday, March 20, election is one of the strongest tools you have to influence government. Since Election Day is during Spring Break, I want to remind you of how to ensure your voice is represented.

You can read about the candidates and initiatives in the Champaign County Voter Guide.

If you are registered, you can submit your vote early at several locations in Champaign-Urbana including the Illini Union Room 213. The dates and times are posted below:

  • March 13, 14, 15, 16 and 19, 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17, 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
  • Sunday, March 18, 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.

You can vote on Tuesday, March 20, at the polling site listed on your voter registration card.

If you are already registered in your home county and wish to remain a voter in that county, you will need to vote in that county or arrange to vote by mail. Your county clerk can provide guidelines for voting absentee. 

If you are not registered but would like to register to vote or to change your address to vote in Champaign County, you can register online until February 20, and there is grace period registration and voting February 21 to March 20.

No matter where or when you vote, I hope you’ll participate in the Big Ten Voting Challenge events sponsored by the Illinois Student Government in the Illini Union February 15, 11:00a.m.-3:00p.m. and March 13, 10a.m.-6p.m.

Make your voice heard. Make a difference.


Dr. Danita Brown Young
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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