Paperless Online Voter Registration Now Available
Eligible Illinoisans can now register to vote and update their voter registration online if they have an Illinois driver’s license or state identification card. Other information required includes the date the driver’s license or state identification card was issued, the last four digits of a social security number and a birth date.
The Illinois State Board of Elections will check to make sure that the information matches the Illinois Secretary of State's database and notify you and your local election authority. The signature the local election authority will use is the one on your driver's license or state ID.
Visit ova.elections.il.gov to register online.
Online voter registration is optional. Other options to register remain. For more information, please visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website or contact your local election authority.
Voter Registration: The Facts
Persons in Illinois wishing to register to vote must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of age by election day; 17 years of age to vote in a General Primary if individual will be 18 as of the following General Election; and must have resided at their current address for at least 30 days.
Voter registration is open year round except during the 28-day period just prior to an election and the two-day period after each election (one day after in Chicago).
At all other times voter registration is held at the following locations:
Two forms of identification are required, with one showing your current address.
Re-registration is required with a move or change of name. People who move within 28 days of an election but reside in the same precinct may vote by signing an affidavit. If you change your name, you do not need to re-register. You can vote on election day after updating your information at the polls.
Register online. The Illinois State Board of Elections has launched paperless online voting (POV) registration. Visit the Illinois Online Voter Registration Application Website at ova.elections.il.gov to register to vote or update your registration online, without the need to mail in a form.
For more information, please contact:
Statewide Illinois Voter Registration System--Try it!
The Illinois Voter Registration System (IVRS) has now been updated with information from all local election authorities in Illinois. There is a public access component allowing you to check your own voter registration.
To use the system, go to the Illinois State Board of Elections website and follow the prompts.
Note: If you have questions or concerns about your voter registration, please contact your local election authority. Each election authority enters their data which is then forwarded to the State Board of Elections list.