Voter Registration FAQs

Who can vote in Illinois?

  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General 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.

How can you register to vote?

What do you need to register to vote in Illinois?

  • Your full legal name

  • Your current address

  • A form of identification to confirm your citizenship and eligibility with one of the following:

    • State-issued license number,

    • State-issued ID number,

    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number

  • Signature that verifies your identity

How can you find out if you are registered to vote?