Chicago Election Board statement regarding recent ruling on Ohio system of cancelling voter registrations
When, Where & How to Register to Vote for the Nov. 6 Election
Online: Use your IL driver's license or state ID card to register to vote or to change your name or address.
Deadline: 11:59 pm, Sun., Oct. 21
Yes, you may use an IL state ID and/or IL driver's license that lists your old address to register at your new address.
By Mail: Use this downloadable form. Fill in the blanks, print it, sign it and deliver it or mail it.
Deadline: 11:59 pm, Tue., Oct. 9.
In Person at Early Voting: Any site in Chicago from Oct. 16 through Nov. 5.
Illinois Secretary of State's Office: If also obtaining a new driver's license or state ID during that visit.
: Through Oct. 9, register with any active deputy registrar who is affiliated with a local organization, such as a political party, ward organization or other state-certified body.
At Your Precinct Polling Place on Election Day on Nov. 6
After your registration form is processed, the Election Board will mail a new voter card.
Qualifications to Register to Vote
To register to vote, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen, and
- be born on or before November 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 been released from prison/jail and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois. Ex-convicts who have been released and are on parole/probation ARE eligible to register and vote in Illinois.)
Checking Your Voter Registration Status
Click here to check the status of your registration by entering the simplified version of your street address and your last name.New Registration Card
If you need a new or replacement voter-registration card, please send an email with "Need Registration Card" in the subject line. Be sure to include your full name, your Chicago address and your year of birth in your email to:
To Cancel a Voter Registration
To cancel a registration, the voter must send a signed letter or
a signed copy of this form
Chicago Election Board
69 W Washington St., Suite 600
Chicago IL 60602
Reporting a Death
To report the death of a voter, you may send an email to
with the full name, registration address, birth year and other identifying information of the deceased. The Election Board will attempt to verify the information through the Illinois Vital Records System and then cancel that registration.