Ways To Vote

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There are three ways to cast a ballot in suburban Cook County for the 2018 Gubernatorial Elections. Eligible voters can participate in Early Voting, Vote By Mail or on Election Day at their assigned polling place.

Early Voting

Early Voting will take place beginning September 27 at the Cook County Clerk's main office only, 69 W. Washington, Chicago.

Traditional Early Voting will take place October 22 - November 5 for the November 6, 2018 Gubernatorial Election.

Voters can cast a ballot at any one of the Clerk’s 52 Early Voting sites. Click the “Early Voting” tab to the right for hours and locations.

As a reminder, voters who participate in Early Voting must vote in person.

Vote By Mail

Mail Ballot applications for the November 6, 2018 Gubernatorial Election will be accepted starting August 8, 2018.

Any registered suburban Cook County voter with a driver’s license, state ID or social security number on file may request a mail ballot using an online or paper application.

Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (November 6) in order to be counted.

Election Day Voting

Registered suburban Cook County voters can only vote in their home precinct on Election Day.

Residents who are not registered to vote may register and cast a ballot on Election Day thanks to same-day registration and voting. Those who wish to register on Election Day must present two qualifying forms of ID.

Registered and unregistered Cook County residents can find their assigned polling place with the Your Voter Information tool.