You can also register in person (and vote) at your local elections office during the "grace period." The grace period starts 27 days before Election Day and ends on Election Day. Grace Period Voting does NOT take place at your regular polling place. Grace Period Voting almost always happens at your Local Election Office. Contact your Local Election Office for more information.
To register in Illinois you must:
be a citizen of the United States
be a resident of Illinois and of your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
be at least 18 years old on or before the next election
not be in jail for a felony conviction (but you can vote if you have completed your sentence)
Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
Sign and date where indicated.
Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated on the return envelope.
Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Illinois early voting
Early voting begins 15 days before Election Day.
Early voting ends the day before Election Day.
Illinois voter ID
If you’re not voting for the first time in Illinois, you don’t need to provide ID to vote by in person.
If you registered to vote by mail, are voting for the first time, and didn’t provide your driver’s license number, state ID number, last 4 digits of your Social Security number, a copy of a current and valid photo ID, a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government documentation that shows your name and address, or a student ID and mail postmarked to you at your residence, you’ll need to provide one of these when you vote in person during early voting or on Election Day.
If you are voting by absentee ballot, you must provide a copy of one of the following forms of ID with your absentee ballot:
Current and valid photo ID
Lease or contract for residence
Student ID & mail addressed to your residence
Government document with the voter’s name and address
Local Election Office: This is the government office responsible for running elections in your region. Theses are the best people to contact if you have any questions at all about voting in your state.