Voter Registration

If you have an updated Illinois driver’s license or state ID, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

Questions about your voter registration? Look up your status, polling place, early voting site, and elected officials using the Voter Registration Tool on the Cook County Clerk’s Office website.

Register to vote at the Library

To register to vote, you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to an election
  • If you became a citizen while living in the United States, or under your parent’s papers, you must provide the registrar the date and city of your naturalization.
  • In order to register, you will need 2 pieces of identification. One of the identification pieces must include your name and current address–neither needs to be a picture ID.

Note: Voter registration closes 27 days prior to an upcoming election.

For additional information on voter registration or to find your polling place, see the Illinois State Board of Elections voting information, email voterreg@cookcountygov.com, or call 312/603-0906.