Register to Vote

Register to Vote

In order to exercise your right to vote, you must be registered. Laws vary state to state—here's what you need to know to register in DuPage County.

Am I eligible to vote? 

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • You must be at least 17 by the March 19, 2024 Primary Election and be at least 18 by the November 5, 2024 General Election. In other words, if you are 17 and were born before November 5, 2006 and are a US citizen, you are eligible to register and vote in the March 19 Primary.
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days before the election.
  • You must not claim the right to vote elsewhere.
  • You must not be in prison or jail serving time for a conviction (Ex-convicts who have completed their sentences and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois).

Think you might already be registered in DuPage County? Check on your registration status.

How can I register?

There are many ways to register to vote—choose what works for you!

Automatic Voter Registration

When you visit a Secretary of State Drivers Services facility, you will be asked if you want to register to vote or update your registration. 

Online Registration

You can register to vote (or update your registration info) online. Online voter registration closes 16 days before the election. Watch a video on how to register online.

Mail-In Registration

You may register to vote by printing and mailing in this application. The application must be postmarked prior to the close of registration.

Early Registration

DuPage County offers voter registration at all early polling locations in the lead-up to an election. Find early polling locations near you.

​Same-Day Registration

In DuPage County, you can register on Election Day at your polling location. Find your Election Day polling location.

Registration Event

The League of Women Voters of Wheaton holds registration events.  Check the calendar.

What ID do I need to register?

Two forms of identification are required to register, one of which must list your current name and current address and one of which must list either your current name or your current address. IDs must be paper; digital copies are not acceptable. The following are acceptable forms of ID:

  • Passport or Military ID
  • Driver's License or State ID card
  • College/University/School/Work ID
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Lease, mortgage or deed to home
  • Credit or debit card
  • Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid card
  • Insurance card
  • Civic, union or professional membership card
  • LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card
  • Illinois FOID card
  • Mail of the following types addressed to you
    • Bill, Transcript, or Report Card from School
    • Bank Statement, Pay Stub, or Pension Statement
    • Utility, Medical, or Insurance Bill
    • Official mail from any government agency

No ID is required to vote in Illinois.  Two exceptions:  First time voters who registered by mail or online without verification and  Inactive Voters (voters that have not responded to address confirmation requests from the Election Division) will be asked to provide ID. 

For more information, please visit the DuPage County Elections website or call the Election Division at (English) 630-407-5600  (Spanish) 630-407-5608.