Making Democracy Work

Voting Information

Information for Voters

Information on registration and voting locations and dates, registration verification, vote by mail application, and sample ballots can be found at:

Cook County Clerk
69 W. Washington, Suite 500,
Chicago, IL 60602

Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington, Suite 600,
Chicago, IL 60602

Online Voter Registration


To register online you must have an Illinois drivers license or Illinois state ID.

Please Note: When registering online it is optional to provide your email address so that you can receive an email response concerning your registration instead of a U.S. Postal Service response. The political parties do have access to email addresses that are provided.

Primary Elections on Feb. 24 will be held only in Chicago, Dolton and Morton Grove

Primary Elections for the purpose of selecting candidates for the Consolidated Election in April will be held only in Chicago, Dolton and Morton Grove.

For information about the Primary Election in Chicago:

For information about the Primary Elections in Dolton or Morton Grove:

Important Dates for the Consolidated Election - April 7, 2015

Check Cook County Clerk and Chicago Board of Elections websites for site locations.

Feb. 26 through April 2 - Mail-In Ballot Applications accepted during this time. Application can be done either by mail or on-line.

March 10 - Last day to register to vote

March 11 through April 4 - Grace Period Registration at specified locations and you must vote at the same time as you register

March 23 through April 4 - Early Voting at selected sites

April 6 - Last day mail ballots can be postmarked

April 7 - ELECTION DAY - Polls open 6am-7pm - vote in your precinct

Offices up for Election

In this election we chose the persons who will serve in many different capacities in our communities.

As elected Village/Town Officials such as Mayor, President, or Clerk

Or as elected members of boards such as:

Village Board/City Council
Library Board
Park District Board
School District Board
Community College Board
Fire Protection District Board
Other Special Purpose Boards

There also may be local referenda on the ballot.