Voting looks different this year. Check out the resources on this page for information on registering to vote, where and when to cast your ballot, which candidates are running for office in 2020, and more.
General - November 3, 2020
Age to register
Voters must be at least 18 by election day.
Register to vote
You can register to vote at Village Hall weekdays, 8:30 am–5 pm.
You can register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
Information from the Cook County Clerk's Office
- 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
- 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.
Find answers to many of your voting-related questions online, such as
- What is my registration status?
- What is on my upcoming ballot?
- Where is my polling place?
- Where is my early voting site?
- Who are my elected officials?
- What Is my mail ballot status?
Visit the Suburban Cook County voting portal.
Have you moved or changed your name since you last registered? Find out how to re-register to vote.
They also have a voter hotline number to answer questions about registration, voting by mail, and more. The voter hotline can be reached at 224-297-5052. If no one answers, leave a message and they will return your call.
See a full list of early voting locations and hours. Any registered voter in suburban Cook County may vote early at any other designated early voting location.
The early voting location for Skokie is Oakton Community College (Skokie Campus), 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie IL 60077. Voters should enter through doors 22 and 23.
There will be no early voting at Skokie Village Hall this election.
ABSENTEE / VOTING BY MAIL
Any registered suburban Cook County voter may request a mail ballot using this online application. Once registration is verified and the application is processed, a paper ballot is mailed to all Cook County voters beginning September 24, 2020.
The deadline to apply is five days before an election. View Cook County's 2020 election FAQ on vote-by-mail.
SECURE MAIL BALLOT DROP BOXES
Secure drop boxes will be located at more than 50 early voting sites throughout Cook County. Voters can drop off their completed mail ballots from 8:30 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am - 5 pm on weekends.
View all secure drop box locations in Cook County. Drop box locations in Skokie:
Starting October 7: Skokie Courthouse, 5600 Old Orchard Road
Starting October 19: Oakton Community College (Skokie Campus), 7701 Lincoln Ave.
IN THE VOTING BOOTH
Voters can bring in newspaper endorsements, printouts, sample ballots, and smartphones. You may not take a selfie or photograph your marked ballot.
Check the Cook County Clerk’s Office for a list of candidates in the upcoming election.
Find out who is on your ballot with the League of Women Voters Illinois Voter's Guide.
To learn more about the candidates, view one of the voting guides provided by:
Ballot Ready: Enter your address to learn more about candidates
The League of Women Voters: Vote411.org
Ballotpedia: Presidential Election 2020