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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.

1. Online
Deadline of February 12 for the February 28 Consolidated Primary Election; Deadline of March 19 for the April 4 Consolidated Election

If you have an Illinois driver's license or state ID, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

2. PDF
Deadline of January 31 for the February 28 Consolidated Primary Election; Deadline of March 7 for the April 4 Consolidated Election

If you do not have a driver's license or state ID, fill out a form online, print, sign and mail it in.

3. Paper
Deadline of January 31 for the February 28 Consolidated Primary Election; Deadline of March 7 for the April 4 Consolidated Election

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.
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4. In Person
Deadline of January 31 for the February 28 Consolidated Primary Election; Deadline of March 7 for the April 4 Consolidated Election

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
February 1 - February 27 for the February 28 Consolidated Primary Election;

March 8 - April 3 for the April 4 Consolidated Election

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
February 28 and April 4

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.

Voter Registration Video

Registro de Votantes del Condado Cook
 
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