Elections

Make your voice heard by being an educated voter.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Cook County Clerk Election Guide

INFORMATION ON THE CANDIDATES

Ballot Ready
LWV Illinois Voter Guide
Vote for Judges

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
Online
By mail
In person
On election day at your precinct

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

MOVED OR CHANGED YOUR NAME?

Re-register to vote

WHERE TO REGISTER?

In person registration locations

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

Find out here

VOTER GUIDES

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

FIND YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

Find your elected officials

 

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