How to register to vote in Chicago. If you haven’t registered to vote yet – no worries now is the time to do it. Not sure if you’re registered? Check here. Don’t wait for Early Voting or Election Day to register.
The primary is March 17, 2020 and it will probably be an insane asylum.
There will be early voting but toward the end of early voting (everyone waited until the last minute) the lines were so long we had to have security from the Board of Elections/Sheriff’s come and help us manage the long lines.. Register now!
The deadline to register to vote online is March 1. The deadline to register to vote by mail is February 18. In person, the latest day you can register to vote is on election day on March 17.
Who can register to vote?
To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by the general election (November 3, 2020) and a resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
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.
In Person at Early Voting: Any site in Chicago . COTC tip: Don’t wait until the last minute or you may have to wait in long lines.
At the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office: If also obtaining a new driver’s license or state ID during that visit. COTC note: If you are applying for a driver’s license or renewing they will ask you if you want to be registered to vote. We had many people who came in during early voting who told us they did this and they were NOT registered to vote. So if you do this check here after a couple weeks to see if you are registered.
At Your Precinct Polling Place ON ELECTION DAY on during Early Voting. COTC tip: Don’t wait until the last minute or you may have to wait in long lines.