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Political & Community Action in Evanston

If you have an Illinois driver's license or state ID, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

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City Clerk’s office

Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center

2100 Ridge Ave. Room 1200

Evanston, IL 60201 

To register to vote, you must be:

In Illinois, you do not declare affiliation with a political party when you register to vote. In primary elections, you may choose to vote a specific political party ballot on Election Day.


Your registration is permanent unless you move or change your name. If you have moved within suburban Cook County, you must transfer your registration by re-registering. You may choose to write your new address on the back of your voter identification card and mail it to the County Clerk's downtown Chicago office (69 W. Washington St., 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602).

You must re-register with the local election authority or county clerk if you move to an address outside suburban Cook County. By Illinois law, voter registration closes 28 days preceding an election and re-opens two days after Election Day.


Click herefor more information about voter registration.

How to check your voter registration status:

REGISTER TO VOTE in person:

You must display two pieces of identification.

Neither needs to be a photo ID, but one must include your 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

REGISTER to vote ONLINE:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day