Elections

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CONSOLIDATED ELECTIONS — APRIL 6, 2021

GENERAL INFORMATION

Cook County Clerk Election Guide

KEY DATES (2021)

Voter Registration, Early Voting & Mail Voting

Friday, February 19: Military & overseas ballots available
Tuesday, February 25: First day to mail ballots (if available)
Tuesday, March 9: Voter registration closes for deputy registrars and local election officials Wednesday, March 10 – Monday, April 5: Grace period registration & voting period
Sunday, March 21: Online voter registration closes
Monday, March 22 – Monday, April 5: Early voting period
Thursday, April 1: Last day to apply for a ballot by mail
Friday, April 2: Nursing home voting
Monday, April 5: Last day to vote early
Tuesday, April 6: Last day to vote

INFORMATION ON THE CANDIDATES

To come

WAYS TO VOTE

Vote by mail
Early in-person voting
Find your polling place

VOTER REGISTRATION

To register to vote, you must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen
  2. At least 18 years old by the general election
  3. A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day

REGISTER TO VOTE

General Information

Identification required:

Online: Illinois driver’s license or state ID
In-person: Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address
By mail: Illinois driver’s license number or state identification card number

If you have neither of those, verification by the last 4 digits of your social security number or a copy of an accepted document (see below) with your name and address.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Illinois driver’s license
  • Illinois state ID
  • Employee or student ID
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Utility bill in applicant’s name
  • Mail postmarked to the applicant
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Public aid ID card
  • Lease or rental contract

VOTER GUIDES for students and first-time voters

Navigating the Election Process for Students & First Time Voters
College Voter Prep Guide

MOVED OR CHANGED YOUR NAME?

Re-register to vote

WHERE TO REGISTER?

In-person registration locations

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

Find out here

FIND YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

Find your elected officials

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