Election & Voter Registration Information
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Key Dates for the Upcoming November 3, 2020 Presidential Election:
10/06/20 Last day to register to vote at Village Hall
10/18/20 Last day to register to vote by online application
10/19/20 First day of Early Voting
10/29/20 Last day to request a mail ballot
11/02/20 Last day of Early Voting
11/03/20 Election Day
Mail Ballot Applications are available at Village Hall from 8 am to 4 pm. Mail ballot applications must be submitted by October 29, 2020. Apply Online to receive your ballot at cookcountyclerkil.gov/VoteByMail
Grace-Period Voter Registration and Voting runs from October 7, 2020 through November 2, 2020 at Suburban Cook County Courthouses. Voters can register to vote and then cast their ballot.
Early Voting, October 19 - November 2 Non-registered voters can register to vote and cast their ballots at all early voting sites.
Election Day, November 3, 2020, polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm. Non-registered voters can register to vote at their home precinct (polling place).
Are you registered to vote? If not, the Village Clerk’s office can help you. We register voters during our regular business hours - Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Voter Registration Qualifications
To register to vote, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen
- At least 18 years old by Election Day
- A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day
You can check your voting eligibility by calling the Cook County Clerk’s automated number at 312-603-0906 or visit the Cook County Clerk website.
If you have questions about your voting status please call the Cook County Clerk’s Office at 312-603-0906.
Two forms of identification are required. Neither needs to be a photo ID, however, one must include your current address. In Illinois, you do not declare affiliation with a political party when you register to vote. In primary elections, you may choose to vote a specific political party ballot on Election Day.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
- Birth Certificate
- Credit Card
- Employee or Student ID
- Illinois Driver’s License
- Illinois State ID
- Lease or Rental Contract
- Mail Postmarked to the Applicant
- Public Aid ID Card
- Social Security Card
- Utility Bill in Applicant’s Name
- Valid U.S. Passport
Online Voter Registration
You can apply to register online using an online application provided by the IL State Board of Elections. You must have a printer or provide an email to complete your online application. To access the online application visit the Cook County Clerk website.
If you have moved within suburban Cook County, you must re-register with your new address. If you move to an address outside suburban Cook County, you must re-register with the local election authority or county clerk.
Voters who legally change their name no longer have to re-register to vote. If you have changed your name, you can vote after updating your information at the polls.
Where to Register
You may register to vote in person anywhere in the State of Illinois that offers voter registration (i.e. Village/City Halls, Township Halls, County Offices). You may also register to vote online or through the mail by downloading a voter registration application. Register to Vote
Other Locations to Register
Please call the Rolling Meadows Courthouse and Palatine Township for voter registration hours.