FAQ: Registering to Vote for the April 2 Runoff Election
Check Your Registration and Find Your Election Day Polling Place
What is the deadline for registering to vote?
In Illinois, voter registration is always open. You can register to vote anytime, up to and including Election Day.
Am I eligible to register to vote?
To register to vote in the April 2, 2019 municipal election, you must meet all of the following qualifications:
Be a U.S. citizen
Be born on or before April 2, 2001
Live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election
Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
Not currently be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. Ex-convicts who have been released from prison/jail - including those currently on parole/probation - and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois.
What kind of identification do I need?
You will need any TWO of the below forms of identification, ONE of which lists your current address. You may use an IL state ID and/or IL driver's license to register at your new address, even if the ID lists your old address.
Accepted Forms of ID
Driver's License or State ID card
Passport or Military ID
Vehicle registration card
Lease, mortgage or deed to home
Credit or debit card
Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid card
Civic, union or professional membership card
LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card
Illinois FOID card
You may also use the the following kinds of mail as a form of ID:
Bill, Transcript or Report Card from School
Bank Statement, Pay Stub or Pension Statement
Utility, Medical or Insurance Bill
Official mail from any government agency
Where and how can I register to vote?
Use your IL driver's license or state ID card to register to vote or update your registration online.
Deadline: Sunday, March 17, 11:59PM
IN PERSON AT AN EARLY VOTING SITE
Bring 2 forms of ID to ANY early voting site in Chicago from March 18 through April 1 to register and vote same-day. You may register and vote at the Loop SuperSite as early as Friday, March 15.
Early Voting Sites in or near the 2nd Ward
Ward 2 Near North Library - 310 W. Division
Ward 1 Goldblatt's Building - 1615 W. Chicago
Ward 32 Bucktown-Wicker Park Library - 1701 N. Milwaukee
Ward 42 Museum of Broadcast Communications - 360 N. State
Ward 43 Lincoln Park Library - 1150 W. Fullerton
Loop Loop SuperSite - 175 W. Washington
Deadline: Monday, April 1
AT YOUR PRECINCT POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY (APRIL 2)
You may register or update your registration and vote same day on Election Day - just make sure to bring 2 forms of accepted ID.
NOTE: Your ballot will be a PROVISIONAL ballot, as the Board of Elections will have to certify your voter registration AFTER the polls close.