Register to vote! Check your registration! September 25th is National Voter Registration Day.

Now is the time to make sure you are registered to vote and that your registration is updated and correct!

Checking your registration status:

You can check your registration status by downloading the Election Protection App on your smart phone: (you can also use the app to locate your polling place in most areas and to report any problems).

You can also check your registration status here, for the City of Chicago:

For Suburban Cook County:

Registering to vote or updating your registration:

This Tuesday, September 25th is National Voter Registration Day. Chicago Votes ( is partnering with more than 35 organizations to register thousands of people across the city and state on September 25th.  This is a great opportunity to register or update your name or address.

You can look for National Voter Registration Day events here:

There are other ways to register. If you live in Chicago, it’s easier than ever. Chicago now allows you to fill out the form online- it’s available here: You will need to print it and mail it before October 9, 2012. If you don’t have a printer but register online by October 1, 2012, the city will send you a form to sign and send back.

If you live in Chicago you can register to vote in person at 69 W. Washington St., Sixth Floor. If you live in Suburban Cook County you can register at one of the Cook County Clerk's six locations or at a village, city or township clerk.

You can also register to vote at a Secretary of State’s office where driver’s licenses are issued or at a public aid office when applying for services.

If registering to vote in person, you must display two pieces of identification. Neither needs to be a photo ID, but one must include your current address. 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
  • Lease or rental contract