Online Voter Registration Is Now Available in Illinois!
To register to vote online, you will need:
If you do not have an Illinois Drivers License or an Illinois State ID, you will need to register by mail or in person.
The last day to register to vote for the General Primary Election is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. After this date, Grace Period Voter Registration is available (see below).
If you need to register to vote in person, you will need two of the following forms of ID, one of which shows your current address.
If you miss the voter registration deadline, grace period registration is available. Please note: Grace Period Voter Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 and end on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Please be aware if you choose to register or update your registration during the grace period it can only be done in person at the office of your election authority, and you must cast your ballot at that time.
To be eligible to vote in Illinois, a person must:
The next election that students registered with an on-campus address are eligible to vote in is the General Primary Election on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
"I registered in high school or somewhere else; do I need to reregister?" In the state of Illinois, you only need to re-register if you change your address, change your name, or haven't voted for several elections. So you do not need to register each time there is an election unless you've moved, had a name change, or haven't voted in a while. If you can't remember if you registered to vote or not, click here: Am I registered to vote in Illinois?
"Should I register to vote with my home address or my school address?"
By law, you may register with either (but not both), and there are advantages and disadvantages to either option.
Consider the following if you register with your school address:
Consider the following if you register with your home address:
If you live in Illinois, you can always use the tool from the Illinois State Board of Elections to find out if you are registered in Illinois. If that tool does not work and you are not sure if you are registered to vote or not, you should contact your local election authority. Your election authority is usually your county clerk's office (with some exceptions). Some of the nearby election authorities are listed below. If yours is not listed, and you live in Illinois, click here to find contact information for your election authority. In Illinois you may register to vote online or at any location in the State of Illinois that offers voter registration. If you live outside of Illinois, you can use the tool at canIvote.org to contact your state's Secretary of State Office for more information.
Kane County (other than Aurora)