To register to vote you must be

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • At least 18 years of age by the next General or Consolidated Election*
  • A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day

In order to register, you must provide two forms of ID, one of which must include your current address. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Illinois Driver’s License or ID Card
  • Employee or Student ID
  • Credit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Utility bill in applicant’s name
  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Public Aid ID Card
  • Lease or Rental Contract

You may register in person at the County Clerk’s office or online. To register online please click here.

Regular registration is open year-round except during the 27-day period just prior to an election, 16 days prior to the election for online registration, and during the 2-day period after each election.

Grace period registration is an extension of the regular registration deadline from the 27th day prior to an election through Election Day. Grace period registration is only available “in-person” at the County Clerk’s Office.


You may vote at your polling place on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find your polling place click here.

If you are a service member, retired or active, and need assistance voting please click https://www.fvap.gov/illinois.

*Must be 18 years old to vote in a Consolidated or General Election or 17 years of age to vote in a Consolidated Primary or General Primary if the individual will be 18 by the time of the Consolidated or General Election.