Voter Registration Deadline is Feb. 18th for March Primary

In a Primary Election, citizens vote to determine which candidate will represent their political party in the General Election.

Voter Registration  There are several ways to register to vote before the Tuesday, February 18, 2014 deadline:

  1. Complete the Illinois Voter Registration Application
  2. Visit the Chicago Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington, 6th Floor
  3. Visit an IL Secretary of State’s Office  if obtaining new driver’s license or state ID
  4. Register through an active deputy registrar
  5. NEW in 2014! 17-year-olds (born on or before November 4, 1996) can register and vote in the March 18, 2014 Primary      Election

To check on the status of your voter registration, please click here.

Grace Period Voter Registration

February 18, 2014. 5:00pm Mondays through Saturdays, with Sunday hours to be determined. Voters need to bring at least two forms of identification,  and at least one ID must the address of their new/updated registration. After registering, “grace period” participants vote during the same visit. Those who use Grace Period registration/voting cannot use Early Voting, Absentee Voting or Voting in the Polling Place on Election Day and must vote during the same visit when they register.

Early Voting Early Voting for the 2014 Primary Election will be offered from Monday, March 3 through Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the following locations near the 42nd Ward:

Access Living

115 W. Chicago Avenue- 9:00am – 5:00pm  Open Mondays through Saturdays


Museum of Broadcast Communications

360 N. State Street

9:00am – 5:00pm Open Mondays through Saturdays


Board of Elections

69 W. Washington Street Lower Level Conference Room Open 9:00am – 5:00pm Mondays through Saturdays,

9:00am – 3:00pm Sundays

  A list with all of the locations where early voting is available is viewable here .