Below is some helpful information on how to register to vote, places were you can register and online registration information.
How do I know if I’m registered?
You can check your voting eligibility by calling the Cook County Clerk’s automated number at (312)603-0906 or visit online at www.cookcountyclerk.com. If you have questions about your voting status please call the Cook County Clerk’s Office at (312) 603-0906.
What types of identification do I need to register to vote?
Two forms of identification are required. Neither needs to be a photo ID, however, one must include your current address. In Illinois, you do not declare affiliation with a political party when you register to vote. In primary elections, you may choose to vote a specific political party ballot on Election Day.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
- Illinois Driver’s License
- Illinois State ID
- Employee or Student ID
- Credit Card
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate
- Utility Bill in Applicant’s Name
- Mail Postmarked to the Applicant
- Valid U.S. Passport
- Public Aid ID Card
- Lease or Rental Contract
Online Voter Registration
You can apply to register online using an online application provided by the IL State Board of Elections. You must have a printer or provide an email to complete your online application. To access the online application click here.
If you have moved within suburban Cook County, you must re-register with your new address. If you move to an address outside suburban Cook County, you must re-register with the local election authority or county clerk.
Voters who legally change their name no longer have to re-register to vote. If you have changed your name, you can vote after updating your information at the polls.
Where can I register to vote?
You may register to vote in person anywhere in the State of Illinois that offers voter registration (i.e. Village/City Halls, Township Halls, County Offices). You may also register to vote through the mail by downloading a voter registration application at www.cookcountyclerk.com.
Other Locations to Register:
Rolling Meadows Courthouse
Room 238 (Clerk’s Office)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
721 S. Quentin (NE corner of Illinois & Quentin), Palatine
Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Get involved with Rock the Vote!
Looking for a way to get involved in the Community and help spread the message about the importance of Voting? Please check out Rock the Vote – for over two decades this amazing initiative has been educating and empowering young people to go out and make their voices heard! Click here for more information.