Voting Information

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The Consolidated General Election will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Election Day Voting     Early Voting     Mail Voting (including Overseas and Military Voters)    Grace Period Registration and Voting 

Voters are notified by the Cook County Clerk's office of their polling place address in a mailing prior to the election. Find your voter information, polling place and a sample ballot (when available) by clicking here

Early Voting for the April 4th Consolidated Election starts March 20,  2017 - April 3, 2017


Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center 

2100 Ridge Avenue, Rm. G300

Evanston, IL 60201






  March 20th-24th

  9 am-5 pm

 March 25th

 9 am-5 pm

 March 26th

 10 am-4 pm


  March 27th-31st

 9 am-7 pm

 April 1st

 9 am-5 pm

 April 2nd

 10 am-4 pm


  April 3rd

  9 am-7 pm


 April 4th

6 am-7 pm


What do you need to Early Vote?

Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the voter's registration, address or signature.  

You can Register to Vote at ALL Early Vote Sites. NOTE: Any voter who needs to register for the first time or file an address change or name change must present two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter's current address.

 Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Illinois driver's license
  • Illinois state ID
  • Employee or student ID
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Utility bill in applicant's name
  • Mail postmarked to the applicant
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Public aid ID card
  • Lease or rental contract

Mail Voting

Voting by mail is a convenient way to cast your ballot if you are unable to get to your polling place on Election Day or to cast your ballot in-person during Early Voting at a designated Early Voting site. Any registered suburban Cook County voter may apply for a mail ballot. It is no longer necessary to provide a reason. This section also includes information on Overseas and Military Voting.

How to vote by mail

To obtain an application to vote by mail, registered suburban Cook County voters can:

  • Download and print the mail ballot application (applications are also available in  Spanish, Hindi and Chinese), or
  • Call the Clerk's office at (312) 603-0946 to request that we mail you an application, or
  • Pick one up at any of the Clerk's six office locations.

NOTE: Applications must be submitted by mail, certified courier or in person. Applications cannot be accepted by email or fax.

Once we receive your application and verify your registration, we will send you a paper ballot at the address you designate on your application. After making your selections and completing the certification form on the back of the envelope and signing it, mail or deliver your ballot back to us. Please note: if the certification form (on the back of the return envelope) is not signed, your ballot will not be counted.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day. Mailed ballots are processed and counted at the Cook County Clerk's central office.

More information about Mail Voting:

Grace-period Registration and Voting

Grace period registration and voting extends the registration period by allowing voters to register to vote up to three days before an election. However, guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote. More

Upcoming Election: April 4, 2017

3/7/2017    Last day to register to vote by paper application

3/8/2017    First day of grace period registration and voting

3/19/2017 Last day to register to vote online application

3/20/2017 First day of early voting

3/30/2017 Last day to request a mail ballot, including  military and overseas voters

4/3/2017    Last day of early voting

4/3/2017    Last day of grace period registration and voting

4/4/2017    Last day mail ballots can be postmarked

4/4/2017    Election Day Voting Hours: 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Go to your polling locations) NO VOTING AT THE LORRAINE H. MORTON CIVIC CENTER!!!


April 4th Consolidated Election Candidates:

Mayor: Steve Hagerty; Mark Tendam

Clerk:    Rodney Greene (incumbent); Devon Malcolm Reid

Ward 1: Judy Fiske (incumbent); Lee A. Cabot

Ward 2: Peter Braithwaite (incumbent)

Ward 3: Alex Morgan; Melissa Wynne (incumbent); Alex Block

Ward 4: Donald Wilson (incumbent)

Ward 5: Robin Rue; Carolyn Murray

Ward 6:  Thomas M. Suffredin; Virginia Mann

Ward 7:  Eleanor Revelle (incumbent)

Ward 8: Ann Rainey (incumbent); Robert "Rob" Bady

Ward 9: Cicely Fleming; Shawn Jones

See the Cook County Clerk's website for more information.