Grace Period Registration and Voting begins Wednesday

October 10, 2018
Press Release

Grace Period registration and voting for the November 6 Gubernatorial Election begins Wednesday, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced today.

Paper-based voter registration ended Tuesday, October 9 but eligible voters who missed that deadline can still register through Election Day, online and during the Grace Period, Orr said.

Eligible voters can register online until 11:59pm on Sunday, October 21 and through Grace Period registration and voting, which runs through Monday, November 5, the day before Election Day.

Voters who choose to register in-person at an Early Voting site must provide two forms of identification (one which shows the voter’s current address) and vote in person at the time they register. Eligible voters can register at any one of the Clerk’s Early Voting sites. The Clerk’s 52 Early Voting sites are open October 22 through November 5.

Until then, eligible voters can vote early only at the Cook County Clerk's main office, 69 W. Washington, Chicago.

Suburban Cook County residents can check their voter registration status, view a sample ballot, find their polling place and more through To register to vote online, go to

The number of registered voters in suburban Cook County has steadily increased over the past 12 years. There are currently 1,573,717 registered voters in suburban Cook County. In the 2006 Gubernatorial Election there were 1,349,371 registered voters and by the 2014 Gubernatorial Election, that number had risen to 1,398,724.