Elections

Make your voice heard by being an educated voter.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Cook County Clerk Election Guide

KEY DATES (2020)

10/6 — Voter Registration closes for deputy registrars and local election officials (paper form registration)
10/7 — First day of grace period registration and voting
10/18 — Last day to register to vote online
10/19 — First day of early voting
10/29 — Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters
11/2 — Last day of early voting
11/2 — Last day of grace period registration and voting
11/3 — Last day mail ballots can be postmarked

11/3/2020 ELECTION DAY

INFORMATION ON THE CANDIDATES

Ballot Ready
LWV Illinois Voter Guide
Vote for Judges

WAYS TO VOTE

Vote by mail

LOCATIONS OF SECURE DROPBOXES IN COOK COUNTY

Download PDF about Voting 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

FAIR TAX AMENDMENT

The League of Women Voters Illinois supports a “yes” vote for the Fair Tax Amendment.

Read the reasons for supporting the amendment here.

To learn more, visit Vote Yes for Fairness.

Join us for a League presentation on the Fair Tax Amendment.

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