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, and more.
For additional questions about upcoming elections, contact the League of Women Voters of Evanston Voter Hotline at 224 536-0254. If no one answers, leave a message and your call will be returned shortly. The League of Women Voters also provides resources for voters with disabilities.
Register to vote
Voters must be at least 18 by election day.
Ways to Register
- In person: at least 28 days before election day
You can register to vote at Village Hall weekdays, 8:30 am–5 pm, with another village, city or township clerk, at one of the Cook County Clerk's six locations, or an Illinois Secretary of State's driver’s license facility.
- Online: at least 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.
- Mail: must be postmarked at least 28 days before election day
Download a mail-in form in various languages at the Cook County Clerk Voter Registration website.
Note that this is not the same as requesting a mail-in ballot.
- 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.
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.
See a full list of early voting locations and hours. You can vote early at the Skokie Courthouse (5600 Old Orchard Road).
Any registered voter in suburban Cook County may vote early at the designated early voting location.
ABSENTEE / VOTING BY MAIL
Any registered suburban Cook County voter may request a mail ballot. View information about voting by mail in suburban Cook County and fill out the online application. The deadline to apply is five days before an election.
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