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Want To Vote in Illinois? Register By Oct. 9

The deadline is Oct. 9 for voter registration in Illinois; here are lots of options to register. You can also sign up as a deputy registrar.

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is Oct. 9, and, for Wilmette residents, registration is as simple as making a brief trip to Village Hall.

Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave., is open for registration on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and all other weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Voters who have recently moved must re-register at their current address prior to the deadline.

The Cook County Clerk has voter registration information on its website. To register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by Election Day and a resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.

Deputy Registrar Training

For those who want to be trained as deputy registrars so that they may register voters, Wednesday will be the last day the Clerk's office will host walk-in hours to sign up. Walk-in hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Cook County Clerk's downtown office, located on the fifth floor of 69 W. Washington St. in Chicago. Appointments are not needed.

Those who cannot make it downtown can contact Jonathan Williams (312-603-0987, jonathan.williams@cookcounty.gov) and ask about hosting a training session near your home or work. Trainings can be scheduled for groups of 10 or more.

To verify your registration status and see your polling place, use the "Your Voter Information" tool on cookcountyclerk.com

More Registration Locations

People also can register in person at one of the Cook County Clerk's suburban courthouse locations:

  • North suburbs: 5600 W. Old Orchard Road, Room 149, Skokie
  • Northwest suburbs: 2121 Euclid Ave., Room 238, Rolling Meadows
  • West suburbs: 1311 Maybrook Square, Room 104, Maywood
  • South suburbs: 16501 S. Kedzie Ave., Room 238, Markham
  • Southwest suburbs: 10220 S. 76th Ave., Room 238, Bridgeview

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