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 Illinios State ID, please contact Amy Schlumpf Manion, Aurora University's Deputy Registrar for Voting in Phillips Library to register in person.
The last day to register to vote for the Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Consolidated Election is Tuesday, March 10, 2015.
If you need to register to vote in person, please bring any two of the following forms of ID to Phillips Library, 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, March 11, 2015 and end on Saturday, April 4, 2015. During Grace Period Voter Registration, a voter who is not registered to vote or has not updated their voter registration can do so only at the designated Early Voting Permanent Polling Places. A voter who participates in Grace Period Registration must vote before they leave.
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 2015 Consolidated Election on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
"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. 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, or contact Amy Schlumpf Manion, Deputy Registrar of Voting for Aurora University for assistance.
Kane County (other than Aurora)