Registering to Vote has never been easier or more convenient. You can register online, in person or download registration forms and register through the mail.  Don’t know what precinct you’re in, where your poll location is or who your elected officials are? You can search for all of these things and more on the Cook County Clerk's website.

Absentee Ballot
Need an Absentee Ballot?  Order it through the Cook County Clerk’s Office’s Vote by Mail feature. 

Acceptable ID

Acceptable forms of ID include...

  • Passport or Military ID
  • Driver's License or State ID card
  • College/University/School/Work ID
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Lease, mortgage or deed to home
  • Credit or debit card
  • Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid card
  • Insurance card
  • Civic, union or professional membership card
  • LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card
  • Illinois FOID card

Examples of first-class mail addressed to voter that can be used as ID...

  • Bill, Transcript or Report Card from School
  • Bank Statement, Pay Stub or Pension Statement
  • Utility, Medical or Insurance Bill
  • Official mail from any government agency


Register to Vote

If you have an Illinois Driver's License or State ID, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

U.S. Mail
If you do not have a driver's license or state ID, you can download registration forms from the Cook County Clerk’s Office and register through the mail. 

In Person
Go to Village Hall and visit the Clerk's Office on the first floor, or the Arlington Heights Memorial Library to register in person. Don’t forget two forms of ID, one of which must have your new address on it. 

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