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Name of the Organization : Illinois State Board of Elections
Type of Facility : Online Voter Registration
Country : Illinois, USA

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Illinois’ residents may register online, in person at the office of the election authority, at Driver’s license facilities, with deputy registrars who are appointed in each jurisdiction, or via mail using the Illinois Voter Registration Application available in English and Spanish.

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The pamphlet, Registering to Vote in Illinois, describes the rules and procedures surrounding the voter registration process in Illinois. An individual may register to vote in Illinois if he/she is 18 years or older on the next election day, resides in the jurisdiction for 30 days prior to the election, and is a U.S. citizen.

Illinois citizens residing overseas and military personnel may register using a Federal postcard application found on the Federal Voting Assistance Program website. Other questions maybe answered using the Military and Overseas Voter Guidelines

Registration is closed during the 27 days prior to an election. Individuals who miss the deadline may register or transfer their registration at the office of the election authority under the guidelines of grace period registration.

Register Online :

To vote In Illinois:
** You must be a United States Citizen.
** You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General Election.
** You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
** Not be convicted and in jail.
** Not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

To apply to register or update your existing registration, you must provide us with:
** Your Illinois Drivers License or Illinois State ID number.
** Date the license or ID was issued.
** The last four digits of your social security number.
** Your birth date.

Before you begin…:
If you think that you may already be registered to vote, you can check by using the State Board of Election’s Voter Registration Lookup.

What forms of identification may be needed when I register to vote?:
Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address is needed when you register in-person.

If you register by mail sufficient proof of identity is required by submission of your driver’s license number or State identification card number. If you don’t have either of those, verification by the last 4 digits of the your social security number, a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address will be required.

A person may also demonstrate sufficient proof of identity by submission of a photo identification issued by a college or university accompanied by either a copy of the applicant’s contract or lease for a residence or any postmarked mail delivered to the applicant at his or her current residence address.

Can I register to vote by mailing an application to my election office?:
Yes. Under federal law, citizens may apply to register to vote by mailing in an application. The applications are available at some public and private facilities where you live. Also, applications can be downloaded from the Illinois State Board of Elections website at: When you apply for registration using the mail-in form, it must be postmarked prior to the close of registration.

When can I consider myself officially registered to vote?:
As soon as you receive a voter ID card in the mail, you can consider yourself registered. If you do not receive an ID card within 3 weeks after you registered, contact your election authority.

For more information on election laws and procedures, write or call the State Board of Elections:
State Board of Elections
2329 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, Illinois 62704

100 West Randolph, Suite 14-100
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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