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Voter Services

This guide offers students help registering to vote, finding ballots, and voting absentee.

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This guide provides information on all aspects of voting.  The guide is geared towards Illinois voters and absentee voters.

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Chicago: Municipal Election: February 26, 2019

It is too late to register by mail or online for the February 26th election, but you can do same day registration at early voting sites and at your precinct on election day: Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address are needed when you register same day. If you have no ID with your address, you may use a copy of your lease for a residence or any postmarked mail delivered to the applicant at your current residence address. Voter registration by mail and online resumes on February 27th for the runoff election on April 2nd.

Early Voting Locations near the University:

Now thru February 25:
Ward 4    King Community Ctr.    4314 S Cottage Grove
Ward 5    Jackson Park    6401 S Stony Island
All other locations with hours

Locate Your Precinct Polling Place

Registering to Vote on Election Day

On Election Day (November 6, 2018), eligible voters may register only at their precinct polling place.  Any voter who needs to register for the first time or file an address update or a name change must show two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter's current address.

Deputy Voter Registrars in the Library

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