Ways to Vote in Cook County (outside of Chicago)

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There are three ways to cast a ballot in suburban Cook County for the November 5, 2024 Elections. Eligible voters can participate in Early Voting, Vote By Mail or on Election Day at their assigned polling place.


Early Voting  

For the November 5, 2024 General Election, traditional Early Voting will take place Monday, October 21 thru Tuesday, November 5.   

As a reminder, voters who participate in Early Voting must vote in person.

Vote By Mail

Any registered suburban Cook County voter with a driver’s license, state ID or social security number on file may request a mail ballot using an online or paper application.

Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day in order to be counted.

Election Day Voting

Registered suburban Cook County voters can only vote in their home precinct on Election Day.

Residents who are not registered to vote may register and cast a ballot on Election Day thanks to same-day registration and voting. Those who wish to register on Election Day must present two qualifying forms of ID.

Registered and unregistered Cook County residents can find their assigned polling place with the Your Voter Information tool.

Visually Impaired and Print Disabled Voters

Visually impaired or print disabled voters may request an accessible mail ballot by calling 312.603.0942 or by emailing [email protected].