Deadline Approaching to Register Online or By Mail for April 7, 2015 Election

March 10 is Last Day to Register Online or By Mail

Voters who need to register for the first time or file name or address updates have until 11:59 p.m. on Tues., March 10 to act and be eligible to vote in their home precincts or vote by mail at the April 7 run-off elections.

Chicago voters who already are registered at their current addresses need not act.

Voters may verify their registration status by using the Election Board’s “Your Voter Information” system at


Those who need to register for the first time or update their registrations have these options:

  1. The online registration system will be available through 11:59 p.m. on Tues., March 10. Voters must have a valid Illinois driver’s license or state ID to use the online system.
  2. The Chicago Election Board will provide special hours for last-minute, in-person voter registration at 69 W. Washington St.:
    1. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon., March 9
    2. 8 a.m. thru 11:59 p.m. on Tues., March 10
  3. The mail-in form is available at This form will be accepted and processed if postmarked on or before March 10.


In-person registration will be available through the Grace Period program from March 11 through Sat., April 4. During the Grace Period, voters need to come in person to a designated site, present two forms of ID (at least one of which shows the voter’s current address), and be ready to cast a ballot during that same visit.

To register to vote, a person must be: a U.S. citizen; at least 18 years of age by Election Day; and be a resident of the precinct at least 30 days before the election.

Note: Under current state law, Election Day Registration will not be offered at the April 7 elections.