In order to exercise your right to vote, you must be registered.
AM I ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?
- You must be a US Citizen
- You must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day (17-year-olds are eligible to register for and vote in the Primary Election if they will be 18 by the General Election)
- You must live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election.
NOTE: if you have moved, you must update your registration.
- You must not claim the right to vote elsewhere
- You must not be in prison or jail serving time for a conviction (Ex-convicts who have completed their sentences and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois)
HOW CAN I REGISTER?
There are many ways to register to vote—choose what works for you!
Automatic Voter Registration
When you visit a Secretary of State Drivers Services facility, you will be asked if you want to register to vote or update your registration. If you say yes, you have ‘opted-in’ to Automatic Voter Registration.
Starting February 25, 2021, you can register to vote (or update your registration info) online. Online voter registration closes 16 days before the election (March 21, 2021 is the last day).
You may register to vote by printing and mailing in this application. The application must be postmarked prior to the close of registration.
Suburban Cook County offers voter registration at all early voting locations in the lead-up to an election. Find early voting locations near you.
In Suburban Cook County, you can register on Election Day at your polling place. Find your Election Day polling place.
WHAT ID DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
Two forms of identification are required to register, one of which must list your current address. The following are acceptable forms of ID: