Voter Registration

Before you register to vote, it's important to makes sure that you are eligible to vote. To be able to vote in Illinois:

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the General Primary 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.

Illinois Voter Registration Deadlines

If you were registered in DeKalb County for the general election last November and you haven’t changed your address, you are ready to vote in the local elections!
  • In-person: 27 days before Election Day, after which you may register during the early voting period through Election Day.
  • Online: 16 days before Election Day 
  • Grace period: You can also register in person (and vote) at your local elections office during the "grace period." The grace period starts 27 days before Election Day and ends on Election Day. Grace Period Voting does not take place at your regular polling place. Grace Period Voting almost always happens at your local election office. Contact the election authority in your county for more information.

How to Register

You'll need the following information to complete online voter registration:

  • Your Illinois diver's license of state ID.
  • The issue date of your identification.
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Your date of birth.

If you wish to register in another state, you can find voter registration forms for your state online at You can also check your registration status in another state if your are unsure of your voter registration status.

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