Voting Information


Make sure you are all set to exercise your right to vote by checking these valuable resources:

Check Your Voter Registration

Here you can:

  • Locate your precinct polling place for voting or registering on Election Day
  • Verify your voter registration
  • Obtain a sample ballot
  • Find contact information for your public officials
  • Check the status of your Vote-By-Mail application

Online Voter Registration

Register online in Illinois!

This resource will guide you through the process of registering to vote online in Illinois.

Vote By Mail

Everything you need to know about voting my mail!

Any registered voter may Vote By Mail. Voters do not need a reason or excuse to Vote by Mail.

This resource will guide you through the process of voting by mail in Illinois, along with helpful tips, guides, and information hotlines to call.

Voters With Disabilities

The Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago offers a variety of programs and services to assure accessible voting for all. The Election Board will make every effort to make it possible for each voter to vote privately and independently. In 2017, the Election Board also signed a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. This agreement serves as a plan for designating polling places that meet the latest requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Military/Overseas Voting

Starting Sept. 21, 2018, the Chicago Election Board began providing military/overseas voters with emailed and mailed ballots and an online ballot access and marking system designed to serve those who are eligible to participate in the Nov. 6, 2018 Election. With this system, any eligible military/overseas voter with a valid Federal Post Card Application on file with the Chicago Board of Elections is able to log in to access and mark a ballot. After completing this process, the voter then may print out the ballot and the supporting documents and mail the ballot and supporting documents to the Chicago Election Board.

Voters’ Bill of Rights

1. Cast your ballot without interference.
2. Vote if you are in line by 7:00 p.m.
3. Go to your home precinct and present IDs on election day to (a) register to vote or (b) update your registration, and then cast a ballot if you have not voted already at this election.
4. Vote at your old polling place if you moved less than 31 days before the election.
5. Get help voting from the election judges or from an eligible relative or friend.
6. Use endorsements, sample ballots or notes while voting.
7. Protect the secrecy of your ballot.
8. Check your ballot choices and correct any mistakes.
9. Have your ballot counted fairly and impartially.
10. Have your young child with you in the voting booth.