Registration Requirements:

To become a registered voter in Cook County, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day
  • Be a resident of Cook County for 30 days prior to the election
  • Have 2 forms of ID, one of which shows your current address

To be eligible to vote for Senator Don Harmon, you must also be a resident of the 39th Legislative District, to check if you are in the district CLICK HERE.

How to Register

Register Online

Thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Don Harmon, it is now possible to register to vote online. You must have a printer or provide an e-mail address to register online. CLICK HERE to register online.

Register by Mail

Print, sign, and mail a Voter Registration form to the Cook County Clerks Office. Follow the links below to voter registration forms in multiple languages. They include English, Spanish, Hindi, Chinese, Korean, and Polish.

When completed, mail to:

David Orr, Cook County Clerk
69 W. Washington St., Room 500
Chicago, IL 60602

Register in Person

Visit one of the Cook County Clerks Offices and fill out a voter registration form. For locations and contact information follow this link.

Grace Period Registration

Grace period registration allows you to vote even after the registration period has ended. Grace period registration must be done in person, and you will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot once you complete the grace period registration process. Provisional ballots are counted once registration has been confirmed.

Early Voting

Early voting must be done in person. In addition, a valid photo ID must be shown to an election official before permission to vote early is granted. You do not need to provide a reason.

Vote by Mail

Any registered voter in Cook County can vote by mail for any reason. If you would like to vote by mail, click on one of the links below to download a mail in voter application. You can also call the Cook County Clerks office, or pick one up at any one of the Clerks Offices locations – English, Spanish, Hindi, and Chinese.

For More Information:

Visit the election information site of Cook County Clerk, David Orr. If you are a resident of Chicago, visit the Chicago Board of Elections Website.