Your Voter Information
The Cook County Clerk’s Office provides an online voter information tool to check your registration status, polling place, elected officials and more.
The county online resource is designed to inform voters about the candidates running for office in the April 6th Consolidated Election.
Register to Vote
Do you need to register to vote or update your registration information? We can help! Four library staff members (Meghan, Dorothy, Maria, and Cathy) are certified as Deputy Registrars and can register you to vote in the Library. It only takes a few minutes. We recommend that you call ahead to make sure that one of our Registrars is available. You will need to bring two forms of identification.
Acceptable Forms of ID
- Illinois Driver’s License
- Employee of student ID
- Illinois State ID
- Credit Card
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate
- Valid U.S. passport
- Utility bill in the applicant’s name
- Mail postmarked to the applicant
- Public Aid ID Card
To be Eligible to 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 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.
Please note: We are unable to register voters from 3/21.
Ways to Vote
Early voting is open to all registered voters whether or not you will be out of town on Election Day. As a reminder, you can register to vote at ALL Early Vote Sites. NOTE: Any voter who needs to register for the first time or file an address change must present two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.
Mail Ballot applications for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election will be accepted through April 1, 2021. Any registered suburban Cook County voter with a driver’s license, state ID or social security number on file may request a mail ballot using an online or paper application.
Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (April 6) in order to be counted.
Registered suburban Cook County voters can only vote in their home precinct on Election Day.
Residents who are not registered to vote may register and cast a ballot on Election Day thanks to same-day registration and voting. Those who wish to register on Election Day must present two qualifying forms of ID.
Registered and unregistered Cook County residents can find their assigned polling place with the Your Voter Information tool.