ELECTION DAY REGISTRATION
Kane and Cook County allow residents to register and vote at their polling location on Election Day. This applies to primary election and the general election.
Find your polling place:
-Kane County Residents
-Cook County Residents
Resident Voter Information
Kane County Residents Voter Information
If you have moved to a different address within Kane County, you may change your voter registration by filling out the reverse of your voter registration card and returning it to the Kane County Clerk's Office no later than 28 days prior to any election. If you have changed your name, you must re-register.
Cook County Residents Voter Information
If you have moved or changed your name, you must re-register.
Elgin residents who are unsure if they are properly registered to vote may check the following websites to verify their information:
Voter Registration Locations
Voter registration for both Kane County and Cook County residents is also conducted at the following locations:
Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL 60120
(Evening & weekend hours)
State of Illinois-Secretary of State Driver's License Facility
595 S. State St., Elgin, IL 60123
Elgin Township Supervisor's Office
729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin, IL 60123
Grace Period Registration
Grace period registration and voting extends the registration period by allowing voters to register and vote until the day before an election. It is also the only way to vote if you are not registered or if your voter registration is not up to date. However, guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote. During grace period registration, voters must register and vote in person at certain locations.
Bring photo ID
State law requires early voters to display valid photo identification to an election official before receiving a ballot to vote early. Valid forms of ID include: a current driver’s license, state-issued ID card, university/college ID or another government-issued ID with a photograph.