Voter Information

Voting is both a right and a responsibility. 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.

EARLY VOTING

See a list of early voting locations and hours. Any registered voter in suburban Cook County may vote early at any other designated early voting location.

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 the designated address. The deadline to apply is five days before an election.

PARTY AFFILIATION

Voters do not have to register with a party, but they do have to choose, publicly, which party’s ballot they will vote in primary elections.

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 (when available).

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 - Illinois Voter Guide