Grace Period Registration

If you miss the Oct. 9 deadline to register by mail, Early Voting and Registration will available from Oct. 10 through Nov. 5.

Chicago voters may use any of the dozens of Early Voting locations in the city.

Election Day Registration also is available on Nov. 6, but only at the polling place assigned to your home precinct.

NOTE: To use Registration at Early Voting or to use Election Day Registration, a voter must present
two forms of ID, one of which must show the voter's current address.

Already registered to vote? Not sure?
Click here to enter your address and name to check your registration status.
Click here to enter your address only to find where you would register and vote on Election Day.
Click here for a list of acceptable forms of ID (including pay stubs, bank statements, utility bills) that voters may use to Register at Early Voting or on Election Day.

Qualifications to Register to Vote

To register to vote, you must:
 - be a U.S. citizen, and
 - be born on or before Nov. 6, 2000, and
 - live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election, and
 - not claim the right to vote elsewhere, and
 - not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. (Note: Ex-convicts who have completed their sentences and who are no longer incarcerated are eligible to vote in Illinois.)
NOTE: To Register at Early Voting or to use Election Day Registration, a voter must present
two forms of ID, one of which must show the voter's current address.


Locations & Hours
Early Voting & Registration locations and hours will be posted on this page by mid-September.