Register to vote!
Anyone who is
- a US citizen
- a resident of the jurisdiction at least 30 days prior to the election
- 18 years old (or 17, if you will be 18 before November 3!)
can register to vote in Illinois!
If you prefer, you can print out and mail in your registration application.
Make sure to read the instructions on the application carefully so you don't need to present additional identification when you vote.
Register the same day you vote!
Even after the online and mail-in registration deadlines have passed, you can still register when you go to vote in person, either on early or Election Day!
Show up to the same early voting location or assigned polling place you would normally - you'll register when you check in with the poll workers.
All you need to do is bring two pieces of ID with you, one of them with your current address.
You must cast your ballot right after you register.
Acceptable Forms of ID
(from the Cook County Clerk's website)
- Passport or Military ID
- Driver's License or State ID card
- College/University/School/Work ID
- Vehicle registration card
- Lease, mortgage or deed to home
- Credit or debit card
- Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid card
- Insurance card
- Civic, union or professional membership card
- LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card
- Illinois FOID card
Examples of first-class mail addressed to voter that can be used as ID:
- Bill, Transcript or Report Card from School
- Bank Statement, Pay Stub or Pension Statement
- Utility, Medical or Insurance Bill
- Official mail from any government agency
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