• Be a US Citizen
  • Live in the district in Illinois in which you want to vote by October 9
  • Be 18 years old by November 8, 2016
  • Not be convicted and in jail for a felony
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

register online

Register to vote online by October 23 with your driver's license or Illinois state ID card, last four digits of your Social Security number, date of birth, and the date your license or state ID card was issued.

register By mail

Download and print the Illinois state voter registration form.

Mail the completed form to the following address by October 11:

Illinois State Board of Elections
2329 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704

register In person

Obtain a voter registration form from the Board of Elections Office.

City of Chicago Residents:
69 W. Washington, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Cook County Residents (not Chicago residents):
69 W. Washington, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602

Return the form in person by October 11*.

*If you miss the October 11 deadline, contact the Board of Elections office or County Clerk's Office to see where you can register through election day, November 8.

To register to vote in person at one of our upcoming voter registration drives, click on the "Events" tab at the top of the page.