Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago


Langdon D. Neal, Chairman
Richard A. Cowen, Secretary/Commissioner
Marisel A. Hernandez, Commissioner

Lance Gough, Executive Director
Kelly Bateman, Asst. Executive Director

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Grace Period Registration & Voting

There is a safety net for citizens who are qualified to vote in the November 4, 2014 General Election but who miss the standard Oct. 5, 2014 voter-registration deadline.

From Oct. 6 through Nov. 1, voters may register, update their address or file name changes during the "Grace Period."

Note: During the "Grace Period," you must register in person -- and then immediately vote during that same visit.

A Grace Period voter must present two forms of identification, at least one of which shows the current address. Acceptable forms of identification include:
  - Driver's license
  - State identification card
  - Passport
  - Current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck stub, or other government document that shows your name and address.

Location and Hours for Grace Period Registration & Voting 
Chicago Election Board
69 W. Washington St., 6th Floor

Oct. 6 through Nov. 1, 2014
Monday - Saturday:  9 am - 5 pm
Sundays: 9 am - 3 pm

To check your voter registration status, click here and enter your address and last name.

Those who register in the Grace Period program cannot use Early Voting, Absentee Voting or Voting on Election Day in the Precinct Polling Place.