Register to vote (online): Received by October 18, 2020
Register to vote (by mail): Received by October 6, 2020
Register to vote (in person): Received by November 3, 2020
Check your Illinois voter registration status
If you can't remember if you're registered to vote, or you want to make sure your information is correct, you can check your Illinois registration using the Illinois voter registration lookup tool.
If you're not registered to vote, or you need to update your voter registration information, follow the instructions below.
Illinois voter registration rules
To register in Illinois you must:
be a citizen of the United States
be a resident of Illinois and of your election precinct for at least 30 days before Election Day
be at least 18 years old by Election Day. If you are 17, you may vote in a primary if you will turn 18 by the general election
not be currently incarcerated for a felony
not claim the right to vote anywhere else
Register to vote online in Illinois
Illinois voters must include their Illinois driver's license number or state ID number, issue date of that ID, and the last 4 digits of their social security number with their online voter registration application.
Box 6 - ID Number: Enter your Illinois driver’s license number. If you do not have a driver’s license, enter the last 4 digits of your social security number. If you don't have either number, please write “NONE” in this space.
Box 7 - Choice of Party: Party registration or preference is not required for voter registration. However, when you apply for a primary ballot, you must indicate your party preference for that election.
Box 8 - Race or Ethnic Group: Leave blank.
Print, date, and sign the form. If you do not have a printer, you can print the form out at any local library. If you do not have a stamp, you can buy one from any grocery store: just ask the cashier to sell you one.
Mail your voter registration form to the mailing address below. For faster delivery, send the form directly to your Local Election Office.
Your voter registration form must be received by October 6, 2020