Register to Vote

Am I currently registered to vote in Illinois?

I’m not registered! Am I eligible?

In order to register to vote, you must meet these qualifications:

  • You must be a United States citizen
  • You must be at least 18 years old on or before the next election (OR for a General Primary, must be 17 and will be 18 by the General Election)
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
  • You must not be convicted and in jail
  • You cannot claim the right to vote anywhere else


Looks like I qualify! How do I register?

You can always same-day register and vote at polling places, so the rest of the dates need to have that in mind. You must normally register at least 28 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election. After that, there is a “Grace Period” process, described below.

You can register in three ways:

Register in person

You can register in person at local City, Village, or Township Halls in DuPage County or at the Election Division’s office in addition to some local Libraries. When registering, be sure to bring two forms of identification with you, one of which must have your correct address on it.

Register online

To apply electronically you must be prepared to provide:

  • Your Illinois Drivers License number or Illinois Secretary of State issued State ID number.
  • Date the license or ID was issued.
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number.
  • Your birth date
  • Illinois Online Voter Application

Register by mail

You can also register by mail using an approved registration application form. You may download one of these PDF forms for printing:

or you may contact the Election Division to have a form sent to you. Instructions are included on the form for where to mail it.

Please note the following deadline information:

  • You must mail or deliver this form no later than 28 days before the next election.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation within 4 weeks of mailing or delivering this form, call the Election Division at (630) 407-5600.

I missed the 28-day registration deadline. What can I do?

Illinois law provides to individuals who were unable to register to vote or change their address prior to the traditional deadline (28 days prior to an election) a “Grace Period” to register and vote. To “Grace Period”register and vote, you must:

You may register to vote or transfer a registration during the “Grace Period” at any of the below Early Voting Locations until Monday, November 5th (or Saturday, November 3rd on some locations:

You can also register at your polling place on Election Day! (But please don’t wait if you can help it!)

If none of the above work for you, please call the DuPage County Clerk:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday thru Friday

None of the automated phone menu options apply; you will need to press “0” (zero) to talk to someone. You will need to give your name, address, and date of birth.