Voter Learning Center
Check out the resources on this page for information on registering to vote, where and when to cast your ballot, which candidates are running for office, and more.
To learn about upcoming state elections in 2023, including deadlines, click HERE.
Register to Vote
To Vote in Illinois:
- You must be a United States Citizen.
- You must be 18 years old by Election Day.
- You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
- You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.
- You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.
What You Need to Register:
- Two (2) forms of valid identification. Cook County’s list of accepted ID can be found HERE.
- Voter registration in Illinois is permanent unless you change addresses, change your name, or you are currently incarcerated. You can re-register to vote.
- If you are unsure if you are registered, you can use the tool below to find out.
- ONLINE: 16 days before Election Day.
- BY MAIL: Postmarked 28 days before Election Day.
- On Election Day, you may only register in your home precinct’s polling place. For more instructions about how to do so, click HERE.
Online Voter Registration Voter Registration by Mail
The Cook County Clerk’s Office has a list of early voting locations in Suburban Cook County HERE. There are two early voting location in the town of Cicero, located at:
Cicero PSO Building
5410 W. 34th Street
Cicero, IL 60804
Cicero Community Center
2250 S. 49th Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
Cicero voters who have already registered to vote may visit any Suburban Cook County location to vote early.
At the Polling Place
To vote in-person after the early voting deadline has passed, voters need to visit their polling place to cast their ballot. Polling places are determined by current home address. Use the tool below to find your polling place.
Elected Officials and Candidates
To find out who your current elected officials are, look HERE.
To view a current directory of elected officials in Cook County, click HERE.
The League of Women Voters of Illinois provides nonpartisan information on candidates in the next upcoming election. To sign up and receive that information via email, visit their website HERE.
More Voting Resources
More General Information about Voting:
League of Women Voters of Illinois
More Mail Ballot Information:
Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations
Nursing Home and Hospital Voting
On the Right to Vote:
Leyes de votación y elecciones en EE. UU.
Know Your Rights: Voting in Illinois with a Criminal Record
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