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Elections and Voting: A Guide for H-F Students: Home

Exercise Your Right to Vote!

As of July, 2013, Illinois law permits 17-year-olds to vote in the primary election if they will e 18 years old by the time the corresponding general election is held.  You can register online, in person or you can download registration forms and register through the mail. Explore the information in this guide to become an informed, confident voter and citizen.

Register to Vote in Cook County

Want to Know More about Local Candidates and Issues? Check Out the League of Women Voters

Start Here: Get Your Voter Information from the Cook County Clerk's Office

The website of the Cook County Clerk's Office provides a wealth of information for voters. Find out:

  • How to register, check your registration status, find your polling place
  • Register in person, by mail, online, or on election day
  • About early voting and voting by mail
  • Key deadlines, dates and candidate information for upcoming elections
  • Official results and data for past elections

Important Dates and Information for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election and the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election

How to Research Candidates