• Voter Registration Information for the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election


    April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election

    Click here to find your polling place. Polls are open until 7:00 p.m. Same day registration (grace period registration) is available at the polls. 

    For Kane County Voting dates, deadlines, and details, click here.

    For Cook County Voting dates, deadlines, and details click here.

    Early Voting

    For the April 4, 2023 Consolidated Election, early voting in Kane County will take place from March 10 to April 3 and from March 20 to April 3 in Cook County. Early voting allows voters to cast a full ballot before the observed election day. Although voters can still go to their polling place on Election Day, early voting is intended to make voting easier for everyone. This cuts down on lines at the polling place on election day as well as allowing voters to vote when it fits their schedule.

    Early voting is conducted at assigned locations throughout Cook County and Kane County. You may go to any one of these assigned locations to vote early. Early voting is NOT conducted at your usual polling place. Polling places will only be open for voting on the observed Election Day.

    Bring photo ID

    State law requires early voters to display valid photo identification to an election official before receiving a ballot to vote early. Valid forms of ID include: a current driver’s license, state-issued ID card, university/college ID or another government-issued ID with a photograph.

    Are you registered to vote?

    Elgin residents who are unsure if they are properly registered to vote may check the following websites to verify their information:

    Request Mail-In Ballot 

    • Kane County residents, click here. The last day to request a vote by mail online is March 30, 2023. 
    • Cook County residents, click here. The deadline to apply is five days before the election.

    Resident Voter Information

    Kane County Residents Voter Information

    If you have moved to a different address within Kane County, you may change your voter registration by filling out the reverse of your voter registration card and returning it to the Kane County Clerk's Office no later than 28 days prior to any election. If you have changed your name, you must re-register. 

    Cook County Residents Voter Information
    If you have moved or changed your name, you must re-register. 

    State Board of Elections Illinois Online Voter Application

    Cook & Kane Counties Voter Registration Information

    Voter registration for Cook and Kane Counties is conducted at the Elgin City Clerk's Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Clerk's Office is located in Room 202 on the second floor of the South wing of City Hall, 150 Dexter Court.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible to register to vote, a person must:

    • Be a citizen of the United States
    • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the next election
    • Be a resident of the precinct 30 days prior to next election
    • Provide two forms of identification - One of which must show the current address

    Identification for Voter Registration
    Types of Identification
    The forms of identification which may be used include, but are not limited to, the following:


    Civic Membership Card

    Credit Card

    Driver's License

    Employee ID Card

    Fraternal Membership Card

    Insurance Card

    Letter that is postmarked within the last 30 days

    Library Card Professional Association Membership Card

    Selective Service Card

    Social Security Card

    Student ID Card

    Union Membership Card

    Utility Bill

    Naturalized Citizens

    It is beneficial to bring citizenship document since the date and place of naturalization is required on the application. If you recently moved to your current address and do not have any identification at that address, you may use a piece of mail postmarked within the last 30 days such as a utility bill.

    Voter Registration Locations

    Voter registration for both Kane County and Cook County residents is also conducted at the following locations:

    Gail Borden Public Library 
    270 N Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120
    (Evening and weekend hours)

    State of Illinois-Secretary of State Driver's License Facility 
    595 S State St., Elgin, IL 60123

    Elgin Township Supervisor's Office 
    729 S McLean Boulevard, Elgin, IL 60123

    Grace Period Registration

    Grace period registration and voting extends the registration period by allowing voters to register and vote until the day before an election. It is also the only way to vote if you are not registered or if your voter registration is not up to date. However, guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote. During grace period registration, voters must register and vote in person at certain locations.