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March18, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election
February 6, 2014 First day mail ballots will be sent out
February 18, 2014 Last day to register to vote
February 19, 2014 First day of Grace Period Registration and Voting
March 3, 2014 First day of Early Voting
March 13, 2014 Last day to request a mail ballot
March 15, 2014 Last day of Early Voting and Grace Period Registration and Voting
March 16, 2014 In-Person Absentee Voting begins at the Clerk's downtown Chicago office
March 17, 2014 Last day voted mail ballots can be postmarked for acceptance by the Clerk's office
March 18, 2014 Election Day
GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION AND VOTING
(Wednesday, February 19, 2014 through Saturday, March 15, 2014)
If you are an unregistered voter and would like to vote in the March 18, 2014 Primary Election, you can register to vote during this grace period. After you complete your voter registration, you may vote right away for receive an absentee ballot by mail. Click here for a list of locations.
NEW LAW "VOTING AT AGE 17"
To register to vote you need to be a U.S. Citizen and be at least 18 years of age by Election Day. As of January 1, 2014, any 17-year old citizen who will turn 18 by the November 4th General Election is eligible to register and vote in the March 18, 2014 Primary Election. For additional information regarding the new law, "Voting at Age 17" Click Here
ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION
You can apply to register online using an online application provided by the IL State Board of Elections. You must have a printer or provide an email to complete your online application. To access the online application click here.
To confirm you are a registered voter, visit the Cook County Clerk's website at www.cookcountyclerk.com or call (312) 603-0906.
VOTE BY MAIL
Eligible suburban Cook County residents can complete a mail-in voter application form and return it to the Cook County Clerk's office.
The last day to request a mail ballot is March 13, 2014. The last day voted mail ballots can be postmarked for acceptance by the Clerk's office is March 17, 2014.
Click here to download the Mail-In Application form.
(Monday, March 3, 2014 through Saturday, March 15, 2014)
There are several early voting sites in suburban Cook County. The Village of Palatine, 200 E. Wood Street is an early voting site.
Early voters must show a current government-issued photoID (IL Driver's License, State ID or a Passport) to vote early.
For a complete listing of early voting sites visit www.cookcountyclerk.com
IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING
In-person absentee voting is on Sunday, March 16 at the Cook County Clerk's downtown office, and Monday, March 17 at the downtown Clerk's office 69 W. Washington St. Chicago and the five suburban courthouses.
On Election day, March 18, 2014 polls open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
For more information, visit the Cook County Clerk's website at www.cookcountyclerk.com
If you are interested in being an Election Judge, please contact the Cook County Clerk’s Office at (312)603-0965 or visit their website at www.cookcountyclerk.com
for more information.