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Register to vote online using an IL driver's license or an IL state ID through 11:59 pm on Sun., Oct. 18.
Early Voting & Registration Oct. 14 - Nov. 3 (Register and vote during the same visit.)
Early Voting & Registration - Oct. 14-Nov. 3 - More than 50 locations - Click here to learn more.
- Any Chicago voter may vote in-person on or before Election Day at any Chicago Early Voting location,
- Voter registration services are available at every Early Voting location.
- Forms of ID for voting, registering or updating your registration name or your registration address.
Vote by Mail - Learn More and Apply Online NOW
No excuse is needed. All Chicago voters may Vote By Mail.
- Oct. 14 - Nov. 3 - NEW: Vote By Mail voters may submit their Ballot Return Envelopes at the Secured Drop Boxes at the city's more than 50 Early Voting locations.
Early Voting sites will be open Oct. 14-Nov. 3: Weekdays 8:30 am - 7 pm, Weekends: 9 am - 5 pm; Election Day, Nov. 3: 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Oct. 29 -
Deadline is 5 pm for all Vote By Mail applications from civilians inside the United States to be received by Election Board. Chicago voters may apply online now. Or, applications must be submitted in person, by mail, email or fax. PLEASE NOTE: Although Oct. 29 is the legal deadline to apply, voters who apply by Sept. 24 will be the first to receive ballots when mailings begin in late September and early October.
- Oct. 29 - Nov. 2 – Missed a deadline? Vote in-person at the Election Board at 69 W. Washington St. or any Early Voting site.
- Nov. 3 –
Last day for postmark on the envelope to return a Vote By Mail ballot.
- Nov. 3
If a voter decides not to return the Vote By Mail ballot by Election Day, the voter may submit the Vote By Mail ballot to the judges at the precinct and polling place for that voter's home address, and then cast a ballot in person. If the Vote By Mail ballot was lost or did not arrive, the voter may sign a "cancellation of Vote By Mail ballot affidavit" and cast a provisional ballot, also at the precinct and polling place for that voter's home address.
- Nov. 17
Last day that a mailed Vote By Mail ballot (postmarked or certified Nov. 3 or earlier) may arrive at the Election Board to be included in the count.
ELECTION DAY: TUES., NOVEMBER 3, 2020 - Learn more
On Election Day, a voter may cast a ballot at the polling place assigned to that voter's registration precinct. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your precinct polling place here.
Click here for a complete list of polling places.