Voter Registration

Registering to vote is the first step to making your voice heard at all levels of government. Thankfully, registering to vote in Illinois is easier than ever. To check your voter registration or to find your polling location, click the button below.

 

Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding voter registration. If you would like assistance with registering to vote, the 2nd Ward Constituent Service Office (1400 N. Ashland Ave) has a Deputy Registrar available to help you during office hours.

What is the deadline for registering to vote?

In Illinois, voter registration is always open. You can register to vote anytime, up to and including Election Day.

 

Am I eligible to register to vote?

To register to vote in the next election (November 3rd, 2020), you must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • Be born on or before November 3rd, 2002

  • Live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election

  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere

  • Not currently be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. Ex-convicts who have been released from prison/jail - including those currently on parole or probation - and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois.

 

What kind of identification do I need?

You will need any TWO of the below forms of identification, ONE of which lists your current address. You may use an IL state ID and/or IL driver's license to register at your new address, even if the ID lists your old address.

 

Accepted Forms of ID:

  • Driver's License or State ID card

  • Passport or Military ID

  • College/University/School/Work ID

  • Vehicle registration card

  • Lease, mortgage or deed to home

  • Credit or debit card

  • Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid card

  • Insurance card

  • Civic, union or professional membership card

  • LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card

  • Illinois FOID card

You may also use the the following kinds of mail as a form of ID:

  • Bill, Transcript, or Report Card from School

  • Bank Statement, Pay Stub, or Pension Statement

  • Utility, Medical, or Insurance Bill

  • Official mail from any government agency

Where and how can I register to vote?

ONLINE: CLICK HERE to register to vote or update your registration online.

Use your IL driver's license or state ID card to register to vote or update your registration online.

IN PERSON AT AN EARLY VOTING SITE

Bring 2 forms of ID to ANY early voting site in Chicago to register and vote same-day. ​You may register and vote at the Loop SuperSite (191 N. Clark) or at any of the 50 Ward early voting sites. A full list of early voting sites is released a few weeks prior to Election Day.

 

AT YOUR PRECINCT POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY

You may register or update your registration and vote same day on Election Day - just make sure to bring 2 forms of accepted ID.

CLICK HERE to find your Election Day polling location.

 

NOTE: If you register or update your registration on Election Day, your ballot will be a provisional ballot, as the Board of Elections will have to certify your voter registration after the polls close.

City Hall Office
121 N. LaSalle St., Room 200
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6836

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM-5PM

2nd Ward Service Office
1400 N. Ashland Ave.

Chicago, IL  60622

(312) 643-2299

Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 9AM-5PM