REGISTER TO VOTE
To be eligible to register to vote you must…
Be a U.S. citizen.
Be 18 years old by the general election.
Live in your precinct for at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
Not be convicted and in jail.
You do not need to register before each election. You need to register if…
- You have moved into DuPage County from outside the county.
- You have moved within DuPage County.
- You have changed your name, e.g. married.
- You have never been registered before.
There are several ways to register to vote in DuPage County.
1. Go to the DuPage County Election Commission website: http://www.dupageco.org/election.
- Click on the Register to Vote button.
- You will be able to download an Illinois voter application.
- This application must be mailed to the Election Commission at least 28 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote.
- Under Federal law, citizens may apply to register to vote by mailing in an application. When you register by mail, your mail-in form must be postmarked prior to the close of registration and a copy of a form of identification is required.
2. Go to your local library or village hall at least 30 days prior to the election
3. Contact your precinct committeeman or contact your local Democratic Organization.
4. You will need the following identification in order to register to vote:
When registering before a deputy registrar, you need two forms of identification with one showing your current address.
If you register by mail, then you must send with the application either: a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document which shows your current name and address.
If you do not provide the information required above, then you will be required to provide the information the first time you vote in person.
What if I change my name after being registered?
A registered voter who has a name change, but lives in the same precinct as the previous name registration, may vote after completing the appropriate voter affidavit at the polling place.
A registered voter who has a name change and moved outside the precinct of the previous name registration within 27 days of an election, may vote at the old precinct polling place after completing the appropriate voter affidavit. In both cases, the affidavit will be used to make the necessary changes to your registration file.
A registered voter who has a name change and moved outside the precinct of the previous name registration more than 27 days before an election, must re-register under the new name and address before the next election in order to be eligible to vote.
Grace Period Registration
After regular voter registration has closed (28 days prior to the election), you can go to the Election Commission office and register and vote up to three (3) days prior to an election.