Voter Registration Information

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Are you registered to vote? 

If not, the Village Clerk’s office can help you.  We register voters during our regular business hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Voter Qualifications

To register to vote, you must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day
  • A resident of your precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day

How do I know if I'm registered to vote?

You can check your voting eligibility by calling the Cook County Clerk’s automated number at (312)603-0906 or visit online at
If you have questions about your voting status please call the Cook County Clerk’s Office at (312) 603-0906.

 What types of identification do I need to register to vote? 

Two forms of identification are required.  Neither needs to be a photo ID, however, one must include your current address.  In Illinois, you do not declare affiliation with a political party when you register to vote. In primary elections, you may choose to vote a specific political party ballot on Election Day.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Illinois Driver's License
  • Illinois State ID
  • Employee or Student ID
  • Credit Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Utility Bill in Applicant's Name
  • Mail Postmarked to the Applicant
  • Valid U.S. Passport
  • Public Aid ID Card
  • Lease or Rental Contract

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.

Address Changes

If you have moved within suburban Cook County, you must re-register with your new address.  If you move to an address outside suburban Cook County, you must re-register with the local election authority or county clerk.

Name Changes

Voters who legally change their name no longer have to re-register to vote.  If you have changed your name, you can vote after updating your information at the polls.

Where can I register to vote?

You may register to vote in person anywhere in the State of Illinois that offers voter registration (i.e. Village/City Halls, Township Halls, County Offices). You may also register to vote through the mail by downloading a voter registration application at   

Other Locations to Register:

Rolling Meadows Courthouse, Room 238 (Clerk's Office), Rolling Meadows
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday   8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Palatine Township, 721 S. Quentin (NE corner of Illinois & Quentin), Palatine
Monday through Friday  8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday  8:30 am – 12:00 noon

Village Hall Regular Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
200 East Wood Street, Palatine, Illinois 60067 P. (847) 358-7500
Emergency:911 Non-Emergency: (847) 359-9000 Hours: 24 Hours
Police Headquarters 595 North Hicks Road, Palatine, Illinois 60067
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