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

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
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

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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