Voter Resources

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Upcoming Elections

Gubernatorial Primary Election: June 28, 2022

  • March 30: First day to request a vote by mail application.

  • May 19: First day of early voting at an election authority office

  • May 19: First day the vote by mail ballots sent out

  • May 31: Paper form voter registration closes for Deputy Registrars

       and local election officials

  • June 1-28: Grace period registration* and early voting begins at an election authority and

      permanent polling**

  • June 12: Last day to register online.

  • June 13: First day of early voting at permanent and other designated polling locations (e.g. Village Hall)

  • June 23: Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters

  • June 27: Last day to vote at a permanent and other designated polling locations (e.g. Village Hall)

  • June 28, 2022: Election Day -- General Primary (polls open 6 AM to 7 PM)

  • June 28, 2022: Last day mail ballots can be postmarked

*Grace period registration means a voter can register in person but must vote at the same time. 

**Permanent polling places are generally county courthouses.

​Gubernatorial General Election: November 8, 2022

Illinois Voter Guide

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Voter Information

General Information 

Cook County Clerk Election Guide

Voter Registration

To register to vote, you must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen

  2. At least 18 years old by the general election

  3. A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day


Register to Vote

General Information

Identification required:

Online: Illinois driver’s license or state ID
In-person: Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address
By mail: Illinois driver’s license number or state identification card number

If you have neither of those, verification by the last 4 digits of your social security number or a copy of an accepted document (see below) with your name and address.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Illinois driver’s license

  • Illinois state ID

  • Employee or student ID

  • Credit card

  • Social security card

  • Birth certificate

  • Utility bill in applicant’s name

  • Mail postmarked to the applicant

  • Valid U.S. passport

  • Public aid ID card

  • Lease or rental contract

Where to Register In Person

In-person registration locations

Moved or Changed Your Name?  

Re-register to vote