Voting & Elections

Updated March 20, 2024. Find links to register to vote, check your status, and see upcoming election dates below.

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November 5, 2024: Presidential General Election

Primary results

March 19, 2024 Primary Election: See the Suburban Cook County Election Results »

Upcoming key dates

Source: Cook County Clerk’s Office

October 21-November 4, 2024Early voting
October 31, 2024Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters
November 5, 2024Election Day and last day mail ballots can be postmarked

More upcoming election dates »

Register to vote

Register online, in person, or through the mail: Get started on the Cook County Clerk’s Office website »

Upcoming registration deadlines

Source: Cook County Clerk’s Office

October 8, 2024Voter registration closes for deputy registrars and local election officials
October 20, 2024Last day to register to vote by online application

Learn more about registering to vote during Early Voting and on Election Day »

To vote in Illinois

Source: Illinois Online Voter Application

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • You must be at least 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General or Consolidated Election (16-year-olds may preregister to vote).
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.
  • You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.