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Register to Vote

Registering to vote allows you to participate in the electoral process and gives you the power to make a difference in deciding who will serve in elected office.

Registering to vote has never been easier or more convenient.  You can register in person at your local county clerk’s office or township office. One can also register online at the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

Accepted Forms of ID

  – Passport or Military ID
  – Driver’s License or State ID card
  – College/University/School/Work ID
  – Vehicle registration card
  – Lease, mortgage or deed to home
  – Credit or debit card
  – Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid card
  – Insurance card
  – Civic, union or professional membership card
  – LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card
  – Illinois FOID card

Examples of mail addressed to voter that can be used as 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

A voter who needs ID, but who cannot present ID, may cast a Provisional Ballot. 

Cook County Clerk’s Office

69 W. Washington – Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois  60602 Website:
Email: English:  1 (312) 603-5656
Espanol:  1 (312) 603-6767

Will County Clerk’s Office

302 North Chicago Street Joliet, Illinois  60432
Website: ​Email:
Phone:  1 (815) 740-4615
Fax:       1 (815) 740-4699 Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Kankakee County Clerk’s Office

189 E. Court Street, Kankakee, Illinois  60901 Phone:  1 (815) 937-2990
Fax:       1 (815) 939-8831
TTY:       1 (815) 935-4959
Website: Email:
Hours:    Monday – Friday  8:30 am – 4:30 pm