16-Year-Olds May Now Pre-Register to Vote in Illinois

Starting January 1, 2024, 16-year-olds may pre-register to vote online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website. 16-year-olds will have their application held in abeyance until voting age.

To vote in the upcoming 2024 elections, you must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election (3/19/2024) and turn 18 on or before the date of the General Election (11/5/2024).

For more information on registering to vote, click here.