On June 16, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0642 declaring November 3, 2020, as a state holiday known as 2020 General Election Day. The law requires all government offices to close for Election Day on November 3, 2020. There are a few exceptions for the following government offices:
- county clerks;
- boards of election commissioners; and
- government offices authorized to be used as a location to provide election day services or serve as a polling place.