How to register to vote in Chicago. If you haven’t registered to vote yet – no worries now is the time to do it before the February 26 election. Not sure if you’re registered? Check here. Don’t wait for Early Voting or Election Day to register. Avoid long lines and register now.
Register to Vote/Change Address/Change Name
Yes, you may use an IL state ID and/or IL driver’s license that lists your old address to register at your new address.
By Mail: Use this downloadable form. Fill in the blanks, print it, sign it and deliver it or mail it. Deadline: 11:59 pm, Tue., Jan. 29.
In Person at Early Voting: Any site in Chicago from Feb. 11 through Feb. 25. COTC tip: Don’t wait until the last minute or you may have to wait in long lines.
Deputy Registrar: Through Jan. 29, register with any active deputy registrar who is affiliated with a local organization, such as a political party, ward organization or other state-certified body.
At Your Precinct Polling Place ON ELECTION DAY on FEBRUARY 26. COTC tip: Don’t wait until the last minute or you may have to wait in long lines.
Qualifications to Register to Vote
To register to vote, you must:
– be a U.S. citizen, and
– be born on or before Feb. 26, 2001, and
– live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election, and
– not claim the right to vote elsewhere; and
– not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. (Note: Ex-convicts who have been released from prison/jail and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois. Ex-convicts who have been released and are on parole/probation ARE eligible to register and vote in Illinois.)
Checking Your Voter Registration Status
New Registration Card
If you need a new or replacement voter-registration card, please send an email with “Need Registration Card” in the subject line. Be sure to include your full name, your Chicago address and your year of birth in your email to: firstname.lastname@example.org