Register to Vote
Registering to vote has never been easier or more convenient. You can register online, in person or you can download registration forms and register through the mail. Below you can find information for each of the four ways to register during the standard voter registration period. Please make sure to check the specific deadline for the form you select as dates differ depending on the method of registration.
If you have an Illinois driver's license or state ID, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
If you do not have a driver's license or state ID, fill out a form online, print, sign and mail it in.
If you don't have a driver's license or state ID, download a mail-in voter registration card, print, fill out, sign and mail it in.
4. In Person
Eligible suburban Cook County residents can also register to vote in person with a certified registrar by going to:
Grace Period & Election Day
Registration and Voting
If you miss both voter registration deadlines, you may still register to vote during the Grace Period or on Election Day.
Grace Period Registration and Voting
Grace Period Registration and Voting extends the registration period by allowing voters to register and vote until the Monday before an election. Guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote – during the 27 day grace period, voters must register and vote in person at one of the Clerk’s designated grace period locations.
Individuals wishing to vote during the grace period must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address. Grace period registrants must immediately cast their ballot after registering to vote.
Election Day Registration and Voting
On Election Day, voters who are not registered to vote can register and vote at their home precinct only. Any voter who is not registered and needs to know where to go to register and vote on Election Day can utilize the Clerk’s online Your Voter Information Tool to find their proper polling place by address or birthday.
Voters planning on registering to vote or updating their address on Election Day must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address.