Register and Vote

Make sure your voice is heard
 

 

QUICK LINK: Register here

QUICK LINK: Early voting is now open

WHY NOW? If you recently moved to Illinois, will be 18 by Nov. 8, 2016, changed your name or moved to a different address—you need to register or re-register to vote!

You DO NOT need to re-register in Illinois if you are already registered in the state and you have not moved or changed you name.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE? To vote, you must:

• Be a United States citizen,
• Not be convicted of an offense and in jail,
• Be at least age 18 on or before the next general election,
• Not claim the right to vote anywhere else, and
• Live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to the next election.

REGISTER ONLINE: The easiest way to register is to fill out an online form HERE for wherever you live in Illinois.

REGISTER BY MAIL: You can also download the Illinois Voter Registration Card (En Español) and send it your local election authority such as your county clerk or city election boards in Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Galesburg, Bloomington, Peoria, East St. Louis, and Danville. Look up your  local election authority HERE.

REGISTER IN PERSON: Equality Illinois is teaming up with the Center on Halsted and the League of Women Voters for four voter registration events this fall on September 16, September 29, October 8 and October 22. For hours and more details, click HERE.

You can also register in person at county clerk’s offices and election authorities around the state. For locations and hours, click HERE. Also, many state and local government offices offer voter registration.

VERIFY YOUR REGISTRATION: If you are not sure about your voter registration status in Illinois, check HERE. To learn about how to vote and for other important voting-related resources, click HERE.

CHECK YOU POLLING PLACE: Polling places can change from election to election. Check out your polling place location HERE and double check your registration.