Voting Information


Early Voting

For the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, traditional Early Voting will take place March 2 -16.

Voters for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election can cast a ballot at any one of the Clerk’s 52 Early Voting sites.

As a reminder, voters who participate in Early Voting must vote in person.

What do you need to Early Vote?

  1. Voters do not need to provide an excuse or reason why they cannot vote on Election Day.
  2. Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address or signature.  Providing an ID can also speed up the process because we have ID card readers at every check-in station.

Vote by mail

Mail Ballot applications for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election will be accepted starting December 18, 2019.

Any registered suburban Cook County voter with a driver’s license, state ID or social security number on file may request a mail ballot using an online or paper application.

Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (March 17) in order to be counted.

To complete an online mail ballot application,
you will need:

  • your driver’s license or state identification number;
  • the last four digits of your Social Security Number;
  • the address where you would like your ballot mailed; and
  • an email address

Election Day Voting

Registered suburban Cook County voters can only vote in their home precinct on Election Day.

Residents who are not registered to vote may register and cast a ballot on Election Day thanks to same-day registration and voting. Those who wish to register on Election Day must present two qualifying forms of ID.

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