Voting FAQs & Issues

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What to do if I have a voting issue …

If during the voting process you are having technical issues or think there may be an error in your ballot, please do the following:

  1. Do NOT submit your ballot. Once your ballot is submitted, it cannot be changed or rescinded.
  2. Take a Screenshot of the problem.

    On a Windows PC, press ALT+PrintScreen. Then, paste the image into a program such as Paint and save it.

    On a Mac, press COMMAND+SHIFT+3. The image is automatically saved as a .png file on your desktop.

  3. Once the Screenshot is saved, close your browser window that has the ballot completely. Do not just close the single tab.
  4. E-mail the screenshot and an explanation of the problem to studentelections@illinois.edu.
  5. You may wish to completely log out of the computer to ensure that your login to the voting system is completely cleared.

Frequently Asked Questions

The online voting system is linked from the CSEC homepage or you can go directly to the voting system at vote.illinois.edu. Any computer hooked into the Internet and running a standard web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari) will be able to bring up the voting website.

Once you submit your ballot, if you get a message "You're all done. Thank you for voting!", then your vote has been recorded and will be counted.

You have to validate your identity and eligibility with your NetID and Active Directory password. The system (SiteMinder) is the same one used by many other secure applications on campus.

For Fall Referendums (when applicable):

Information concerning which referendums are on the fall ballot and when voting will take place will be posted on this website before voting opens.

For the Spring Ballot:

Information concerning election candidates and referendums on the spring ballot will be posted online before voting opens in March.

An individual NetID can only vote once. If you know you did not cast a vote, but the system states that your NetID has already voted, it is possible that your University network account has been compromised.

If you believe that your University password has been lost or stolen or that your University account has been accessed by someone other than you, please contact the Technology Services Help Desk at +1 (217) 244-7000 or consult@illinois.edu to protect your account and/or reset your password.

The ballot system will check for errors in overvoting, but once you submit the ballot, it is final.

Please be patient; there may be many people voting at the same time, especially during peak hours such as lunch or between class periods. You can wait until the ballot loads or just come back later.

The order of candidates is rotated by the computer so that no one candidate always has the advantage of being the first person on the list.

The voting system will check your ballot if you overvoted.

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