Early Voting at CCPLThe Calumet City Public Library is an Early Voting site from Monday, March 22nd through Monday, April 5th:
|March 22-27:||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|March 28:||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|March 29 - April 3:||9:00am - 7:00pm|
|April 4:||10:00am - 4:00pm|
|April 5:||9:00am - 7:00pm|
A full listing of Early Voting locations and hours can be found here.
Voter RegistrationTo check your voter registration status, visit the Cook County Clerk's office Your Voter Information Tool. If your registration is not current you have the following options:
If you have an Illinois driver's license or state ID, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
- Paper or PDF
If you do not have a driver's license or state ID, fill out a voter registration form online, print, sign, and mail it in.
Eligible Cook County residents can also register to vote in person with a certified registrar by going to:
- One of the Cook County Clerk's six locations
- The Calumet City clerk
- An Illinois Secretary of State's drivers license facility. You can register to vote when you obtain or renew your driver's license or state identification card at any of the license facilities. Registration is also available at other state government offices, including public assistance offices and military recruitment offices.
- Deputy registrars: Trained volunteer deputy registrars may register you to vote.
Grace Period Registration
Grace Period Registration and Voting extends the registration period by allowing voters to register and vote until the Monday before an election. Guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote – during the 27 day grace period, voters must register and vote in person at one of the Clerk’s designated grace period locations.
Individuals wishing to vote during the grace period must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address. Grace period registrants must immediately cast their ballot after registering to vote.
Election Day Registration
On Election Day, voters who are not registered to vote can register and vote at their home precinct only. Any voter who is not registered and needs to know where to go to register and vote on Election Day can utilize the Clerk’s online Your Voter Information Tool to find their proper polling place by address or birthday.
Voters planning on registering to vote or updating their address on Election Day must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address.
Ways to VoteThere are three ways to cast a ballot in suburban Cook County. Eligible voters can participate in Early Voting, Vote By Mail or on Election Day at their assigned polling place.
For the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election, traditional Early Voting will take place March 22 – April 5. As a reminder, voters who participate in Early Voting must vote in person.
Vote By Mail
Mail Ballot applications for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election will be accepted starting January 6, 2021.
Any registered suburban Cook County voter with a driver’s license, state ID or social security number on file may request a mail ballot using an online or paper application.
Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted.
Election Day Voting
Registered suburban Cook County voters can only vote in their home precinct on Election Day.
Residents who are not registered to vote may register and cast a ballot on Election Day thanks to same-day registration and voting. Those who wish to register on Election Day must present two qualifying forms of ID.
Registered and unregistered Cook County residents can find their assigned polling place with the Your Voter Information Tool.
Current ElectionsLearn more about current elections and key dates on the Cook County Clerk's website.
To view the candidates for upcoming elections, visit the Cook County Clerk's website.
- Choose the election date from the dropdown menu.
For the February Primary, choose February 23, 2021.
- Choose the political party from the dropdown menu to view candidates. Apply.
- Scroll through the list to find the candidates relevant to you and their ballot number.