Illinois Voting Guide
Welcome to FindLaw's Illinois Voter Guide. Here, we will answer questions about your eligibility to vote, voter registration, absentee ballots, how to find your polling place, what to bring to the polls, accommodations, and what to do if you see illegal activity at the polls.
Am I eligible to vote in Illinois?
To vote in Illinois elections, you must be:
- A citizen of the United States; and
- A resident of Illinois and the jurisdiction where you live for at least 30 days.
Convicted felons in Illinois have their voting rights restored automatically once their sentence is served.
How to Register in Illinois
There are several ways to register to vote in Illinois. This includes registering:
Visit your local election authority for a voter registration application.
At the DMV
You can register at your local DMV when applying for a new driver's license or state ID.