The Will County Clerk is the absolute authority for all election and voting information. Check out their website to answer all manner of election questions.
AM I REGISTERED TO VOTE?
Use the Will County Clerk’s VOTER LOOKUP to find out if you are registered to vote.
WHO CAN REGISTER TO VOTE?
A U.S. citizen 18 years of age by the date of the next election (some 17 year olds may vote in the General Primary) and a resident at a current Will County address for 30 days immediately prior to the next election.
WHEN CAN I REGISTER TO VOTE?
Registration is open throughout the year except during the following times:
- In-person or any mail-in registration is not available during the 27 days preceding the election
- Online registration is not available during the 15 days preceding the election
Registration reopens the second day following an election. If you missed either of the registration deadlines mentioned above, you may be eligible for grace period registration and voting, or same day registration at your polling place on Election Day.
Grace period registration is for individuals who were unable to register to vote or change their address prior to the close of registration (28 days prior to an election). Grace period individuals must vote on the same day they register. Grace period voting runs from the 27th day prior to an election through Election Day.
Please contact the Will County Clerk’s Office at 815-740-4615 for more information about grace period voting.
WHERE CAN I REGISTER TO VOTE?
– Any Secretary of State driver’s license facility
– Homer Township Administration Office
(up until 28 days before an election)
– The Will County Clerk’s Office
– Online using the Illinois Online Voter Registration Application
– By mail using the Voter Registration Mail-in Application
- Must be postmarked by the last day to register to vote before an election
- Must vote in person the first time voting, either at the polling place or early voting location unless an approved form of identification was provided with the application
– At your Polling Place on Election Day*
*Two forms of identification are required when registering at your Polling Place.
- one must show your current name and address
- only one may be a piece of mail postmarked within the past 30 days
- some acceptable forms of identification:
Driver’s License • State ID Card • Utility Bill • Checkbook • Library Card • Credit Card • Birth Certificate • Social Security Card • Employee ID Card • Student ID Card • Insurance Card
CHANGED MY ADDRESS
If you are currently registered to vote in Will County and have moved within Will County** complete the reverse side of your Voter Registration Card and mail it back to the Will County Clerk’s Office or complete the Voter Registration Change of Address Form.
If you moved out of Will County, you must register with the election authority in the county where you currently live.
**change of address must be received in the County Clerk’s office no later than 28 days before an election or must be postmarked by the 28th day before an election.
CHANGED MY NAME
– Must re-register to vote (see Where Can I Register to Vote above)
– Still reside at the same address, vote at your current Will County Polling Place after completing an affidavit there.
UPDATING FAMILY MEMBERS INFORMATION
If a member of your immediate family has moved outside of Will County or is now deceased, you may complete and submit the Voter Registration Information Update
The form must be submitted by an immediate family member ONLY.