Voter Registration Information
Voter Registration for the Upcoming March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election:
Non-registered voters can register to vote during
- Grace Period Voter Registration and Voting
- Early Voting
- Election Day
Grace-Period Voter Registration and Voting runs from February 19 through March 16 at Suburban Cook County Courthouses. Voters can register to vote and then cast their ballot.
Early Voting runs from March 2 - March 16 where non-registered voters can register to vote and cast their ballots at all early voting sites. The Village of Palatine is an Early Voting site for this Election.
Election Day, March 17, 2020, polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm. Non-registered voters can register to vote at their home precinct (polling place).
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 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Voter Registration 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
You can check your voting eligibility by calling the Cook County Clerk’s automated number at 312-603-0906 or visit the Cook County Clerk website.
If you have questions about your voting status please call the Cook County Clerk’s Office at 312-603-0906.
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:
- Birth Certificate
- Credit Card
- Employee or Student ID
- Illinois Driver’s License
- Illinois State ID
- Lease or Rental Contract
- Mail Postmarked to the Applicant
- Public Aid ID Card
- Social Security Card
- Utility Bill in Applicant’s Name
- Valid U.S. Passport
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 visit the Cook County Clerk website.
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.
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 to Register
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 online or through the mail by downloading a voter registration application. Register to Vote
Other Locations to Register
Rolling Meadows Courthouse
2121 Euclid Avenue
Room 238 (Clerk’s Office)
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
721 S Quentin Road
(Northeast corner of Illinois and Quentin)
Palatine, IL 60067
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - Noon