How to Vote in Illinois

Requirements to Vote in Illinois:

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General or Consolidated Election.
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.
  • You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

First, it’s important to see if you’re already registered to vote, or if you need to update your registration address:

If you aren’t registered, or need to update, get registered below! You can register in person at your County Clerk’s Office through to the election.

There’s three ways to vote in Illinois:

  • Vote by Mail – You must apply to vote by mail. You can now file an application to vote by mail. All requests by mail must be received by the Election Authority by 10/29/2020.
  • Early Voting – Early voting is from September 24th – November 2nd. 
  • Vote in Person on Election Day – Polls open at 6am and close at 7pm.