All residents must be eligible registered voters. Those who have recently moved from out-of-county must re-register. Anyone who has recently turned 18 is also encouraged to sign up. If you have changed your name through marriage, you’re required to register under the new name.
Current Illinois law requires those who have moved more than a month prior to the election must notify the county clerk’s office of their address change in order to be eligible to vote in state and local elections.
The last day to register to vote or change an address for voters is Tuesday, March 12th. After that deadline, individuals may be eligible for grace period registration and voting at their county courthouse.
Under grace period voting, an individual must register or change their address and vote at the same time. Grace period registration and voting allow voters to change their registration and vote in the courthouse between March 13th and April 6th.
The last day individuals may register or change their address with any deputy registrar is Tuesday, March 12th.
If you are homebound, you may apply for absentee ballot form the county clerk’s office. Upon receiving the application, the voter needs to complete it and return it to the clerk’s office.
If you are able to go to the poles but need assistance, you may have anyone you wish help you or you may ask the election judges for assistance.
If you can’t get to the polling place, you can apply at the clerk’s office by April 8th to have your ballot delivered to you outside of your polling place by two election judges of each party. The ballot delivery must occur within fifty feet of the polling place and be weather permitting.