Use the Cook County Clerk's Voter Information page for election-related questions like:
Registering to Vote - This page lists the different ways of registering to vote, and includes the requirements and forms of identification needed to register to vote, when, where and how you can register to vote in Illinois.
Illinois Online Voter Application - Online form for applying to vote in Illinois.
Cook County Election Department - Verify your voter registration, locate your polling place, and see a sample ballot and other information related to the election.
Illinois State Board of Elections - Find your polling place, information about election contributions and other information related to elections in Illinois.
FactCheck.org - A not-for-profit organization to bring truth to the voting process.
Project Vote Smart - A not-for-profit organization that provides factual information about the political system, issues, candidates, and elected official to private citizens.
OpenSecrets.org - Independent and nonprofit organization that is the premier group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.
PolitiFact - A fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials, candidates, leaders of political parties and others who speak up in American politics.
Get registered to vote at the library
If you are not yet registered to vote in Illinois, come to the Info Desk to get started.
You must be 18 on or before the next general election, must be a U.S. citizen on the day of registration, must not be a convicted felon, and must bring two forms of ID (neither needs to be a photo ID, but one must include your current address).
Acceptable forms of ID include:
Illinois driver's license
Illinois state ID
Employee or student ID
Social Security card
Utility bill in your name
Valid U.S. passport