Voter Information

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.

FIND ANSWERS

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.

The Women League of Voters in Evanston created helpful documents, Voting in November 2020: The Basics and Registering to Vote: The Basics

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. 

EARLY VOTING

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.

VIEW CANDIDATES

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

RESEARCH CANDIDATES

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