Langdon D. Neal, Chairman
Richard A. Cowen, Secretary/Commissioner
Marisel A. Hernandez, Commissioner
Lance Gough, Executive Director
Kelly Bateman, Asst. Executive Director
When, Where & How to Register to Vote
October 7, 2014 is the deadline to register to vote or update your registration in time to vote at the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election.
- Visit 69 W. Washington St., Sixth Floor. Bring two forms of ID, at least one of which shows your current address.
- Register through an active deputy registrar affiliated with a local organization, such as a political party, ward organization or other state-certified body.
After your registration form is processed, the Election Board will mail a new voter card.
About Online Voter Registration
A new state law will provide online (web-based) voter registration starting in July 2014. When the Illinois State Board of Elections launches that online-registration system, the Chicago Election Board will provide a link to that system on this web page.
Qualifications to Register to Vote
To register to vote, you must:
- be a U.S. citizen;
- be born on or before Nov. 4, 1996.
- live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election;
- not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction; and,
- not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
Checking Your Voter Registration Status
Cancelling a Voter Registration
By law and for the voter's protection, the Election Board must receive an original, signed letter from the voter to cancel a registration. Send that letter to:
Chicago Election Board
69 W Washington St., Suite 600
Chicago IL 60602
To report the death of a voter, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the full name, registration address, birth year and other identifying information of the deceased. If you are a family member and can include a copy of a death certificate, please do so. If you are not a relative or cannot include a death certificate, the Election Board will attempt to verify the information you supply through the Illinois Vital Records System.