Age to Register
Voters must be at least 18 by election day.
How to Register
Register to vote online - 16 days before Election Day: If you have an Illinois driver’s license or state ID, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
Register to vote by Mail - Postmarked 28 days before Election Day: Download a form in various languages at the Cook County Clerk website.
Register to vote in Person - 28 days before Election Day:
You can register in person at our office, Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm:
Niles Township Government
5255 Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
You can also register at:
- One of the Cook County Clerk’s six locations
- A village, city or township clerk
- Illinois Secretary of State’s driver’s license facility
Grace Period Registration
Grace Period Registration - Up to and including Election Day: You can also register in person (and vote) at your local elections office during the “grace period.” The grace period starts 27 days before Election Day and ends on Election Day. Grace Period Voting does NOT take place at your regular polling place. Grace Period Voting almost always happens at your Local Election Office. Contact your Local Election Office for more information. See the Cook County Clerk’s Register to Vote page for more details.
View Cook County's page on When to Re-Register for more information.