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  • United States Code: Browse Government Printing Office offers the laws of the United States online as text, browsable by title, chapter, sub-chapter, and section.
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Voter Information

For the March 19, 2024 General Primary Election, DuPage County voters may cast their ballots through vote by mail, during in-person early voting starting February 8, 2024, or by voting on election day at any polling place in the county. Requests to vote by mail must be received by the Election Authority at least 5 days prior to the election, but voters are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.

The first wave of vote by mail ballots is sent out 40 days prior to the election and may take 4-5 business days to arrive at voters’ mailboxes. To make sure your vote by mail ballot gets counted, fill it out and mail it back or turn it in at a polling place as soon as possible. To be counted, the ballot must be postmarked by election day.

  • DuPage County Election Division: Voter Registration Access information about registering in person, online, or by mail to vote in DuPage County.
  • DuPage County Voter Lookup Get a personalized list of the candidates and issues on the ballot for your residence, your voter registration status, and your local polling place address.
  • Upcoming Election Dates in DuPage County
  • Illinois Voter Registration Lookup Check your voter registration status anywhere in Illinois. You must vote based on the address of your current permanent residence. There is no need to cancel your voter registration at your previous address.
  • Annenberg Classroom Provides resources and videos for learning basic U.S. government concepts and the Constitution.
  • Ballotpedia Serves as an encyclopedia on U.S. government and politicians
  • ISideWith Take a quiz to find out how your personal views align with candidates’ views, primarily for federal election candidates.
  • BallotReady Research the candidates and issues on your ballot and mark a sample ballot with your choices to take with you to the polls.
  • Vote411 Get unbiased information about local candidates, check your voter registration status, and print out a customized ballot with your marked selections to take with you on Election Day.
  • League of Women Voters of Elmhurst Provides unbiased local election, meeting observer reports, and candidate information for Elmhurst, IL.
  • VoteSmart Gives unbiased biographical, campaign, voting record, and funding information about candidates.
  • OpenSecrets Tracks the flow of money in U.S. politics and its effects on elections and policy.
  • Resources for Judges: The DuPage County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association gives ratings of judges. For Cook County, VoteforJudges and Injustice Watch are useful resources.
  • Media Bias/Fact Check Check the bias of various news sources. The site is funded by advertising and individual donors.
  • AllSides Get news from sources with multiple perspectives and biases, collected all in one place.
  • Snopes Fact-checks everything from political claims to urban legends. This not-for-profit site is funded primarily by advertising, but also through donations from readers and non-partisan organizations.
  • ProCon Provides unbiased, balanced pro/con information on controversial issues.
  • Politifact Investigates the veracity of claims made my politicians. This not-for-profit site is funded by partnerships, advertising, and grants.

Tax Information

The Library does not carry tax forms, but most tax forms and publications can be printed off of the pages below and staff are happy to help you print forms. Many of the popular publications regarding tax preparation are available for checkout from the Library. The IRS and the state of Illinois will start accepting tax returns for tax year 2023 on January 29, 2024.

To order federal forms by phone: 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676)
For federal tax information: 1-800-TAX-1040 (1-800-829-1040)
Find your local I.R.S. office.

To order state forms by phone: 1-800-356-6302
For state tax information: 1-800-732-8866 (8a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  • The Elmhurst Park District provides income tax assistance for seniors age 60 and older doing simple tax returns at Mary E. Kies Recreation at Centennial Park from February 5, 2024 through April 11, 2024. Call 630-993-8193 to set up an appointment.
  • The College of DuPage can prepare tax returns for all community members regardless of age and income level. This service is by appointment only and is performed by accountancy students supervised by IRS-certified faculty.
  • The AARP foundation Tax Aide Locator will lead you to tax preparation help for individuals with low-to moderate-income – especially those 60 and older.
  • See the IRS website for information about Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers.
  • For those with an adjusted gross income of $79,000 or less, IRS Free File provides access to free tax filing software that guides you through preparing your return.
  • Tax Websites for All States


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