- Be a United States citizen.
- At least 18 years old by Election Day.
- A resident of your precinct for at least 30 days prior to an election.
- You can not be convicted and in jail.
- You can not claim the right to vote anywhere else.
After you have registered, you should receive a voter identification card within four weeks. Suburban Cook County residents can confirm their registration in the Cook County Clerk's database by here. Or, they and Chicago citizens can call (312) 603-0906.