Election Day (February 28 & April 4) voters in Chicago must vote at their local polling location or also at one of the 50 Ward Early Voting locations that WILL be open on Election Day, February 28 & April 4 (runoff day). Unregistered eligible voters can register at their local polling location on Election Day, and then vote that the same day.

Determine Your Election Day Polling Location

City of Chicago Voters: Find Your Polling Place in Chicago AND Review Your Sample Ballot

Register to Vote on Election Day

Who Can Register to Vote on Election Day?

Unregistered eligible voters can register at their local polling location on Election Day, and then vote that the same day. 

Election Day voters must vote at their local polling location.

In order to register to vote, you must meet these qualifications:

  • You must be a United States citizen
  • You must be at least 18 years old on or before the next election (OR for a General Primary, must be 17 and will be 18 by the General Election)
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
  • You must not currently be convicted and serving a sentence
  • You cannot claim the right to vote anywhere else

What do you need to register to vote?

Bring with you two forms of identification that prove your name and address.