You may register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day during any early voting period through Election Day (which is known in Illinois as “Grace Period Registration”).
During the grace period, which is the 27 days prior to and including Election Day, you can register and vote on the same day at:
- the office of your local election authority;
- a permanent polling place established by your local election authority;
- any other early voting site beginning 15 days prior to Election Day;
- some polling places on Election Day;
- a location specifically designated for this purpose by the election authority.
You should check with your local election authority to determine the locations available to you.
You must show two forms of acceptable ID, with at least one showing your residence address at the time you register to vote, which may include:
- Driver’s license, state issued ID card or other photo ID
- Last 4 digits of your social security number
- a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address
- An ID card issued by a college or university accompanied by either a copy of your contract or lease for a residence or any postmarked mail delivered to your residence address.