Register to Vote

When, Where & How to Register to Vote

February 16, 2016 is the deadline to use a mail-in form or the online system to register to vote -- or file a name or address change -- for the March 15, 2016 Primary Election.
After your registration form is processed, the Election Board will mail a new voter card.

Click here for more information on registering to vote in person from February 17 through March 15.

Qualifications to Register to Vote

To register to vote, you must:
  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be born on or before Nov. 8, 1998.
  • 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

Click here to check the status of your registration by entering the simplified version of your street address and your last name.

New Registration Card

If you need a new or replacement voter-registration card, please send an email with "Need Registration Card" in the subject line. Be sure to include your full name, your Chicago address and your year of birth in your email to: registration@chicagoelections.net 

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:

   Voter Registration
   Chicago Election Board
   69 W Washington St., Suite 600
   Chicago IL 60602

Reporting a Death

To report the death of a voter, you may send an email to cboe@chicagoelections.net with the full name, registration address, birth year and other identifying information of the deceased. The Election Board will attempt to verify the information you supply through the Illinois Vital Records System and then cancel that registration.