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Online Voter Registration Now Available!

Online Voter Registration Is Now Available in Illinois!

To register to vote online, you will need:

  1. Your Illinois Drivers License or Illinois State ID number.
  2. Date the license or ID was issued.
  3. The last four digits of your social security number.
  4. Your birth date.

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).

Acceptable Forms of ID

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.

  • driver's license
  • Social Security card
  • employee ID card
  • student ID card
  • credit card
  • library card
  • insurance card
  • Selective Service card
  • civic membership card
  • fraternal membership card
  • union membership card
  • professional association membership card
  • utility bill
  • checkbook
  • any piece of mail addressed to you and postmarked within the last 30 days

Grace Period Registration

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.