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Now is the time to make sure you are registered to vote, and to request a ballot for the General Election on November 3.
For information about voting in Illinois, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
Register to vote directly online, and request a ballot by mail or online. You can also check your current registration status online. Requests to vote by mail are being processed until October 29.
Due to COVID-19 all 2020 General Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day, either by mail or during early voting. The Cook County Clerk’s office has confirmed a number of secure drop boxes that are available, for those who wish to deliver their ballots directly to the Clerk’s Office.
Important Election Dates
September 24 Mail-in ballots sent to voters whose applications were approvedOctober 6 Last day for in-person voter registration with deputy registrars and election officials
October 7 Grace period registration and voting begins at designated locationsOctober 18 Last day for online voter registrationOctober 19 First day for early votingOctober 29 Last day to apply for a mail-in ballotNovember 2 Last day for early votingNovember 3 Election Day: last day mail-in ballots postmarked
For additional voter resources, visit: https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/elections
Questions? Contact the Illinois State Board of Elections at 312-814-6440.