Are you ready to vote, Illinois?
It's that time. Here's what you need to know for voting on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
The closing time for Illinois polls is 7 p.m. Central Time; Opening time is set for 6 a.m. local time.
Approximately 1.2 million Illinois residents have voted already through early voting, according to state officials, about 200,000 more than in 2008.
In the presidential race, the winner of Illinois will be awarded 20 electoral votes. The state has voted for the Democratic presidential candidate every year since 1992 and six of the last seven races.