Current registration period: You may register in person up until May 31st, 2022 or online until June 12th, 2022.
Voter registration is available at the Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library! Only select staff members can register voters, so please contact the library to check availability or make an appointment. You may register regardless of whether you live in Cook or Will County.
In order to register to vote, you must meet these qualifications:
- be a United States citizen,
- be at least 18 years old or or before the next election, or for a General Primary, be 17 and 18 by the General Election),
- live at your current address at least 30 days before the next election, and
- cannot claim the right to vote anywhere else.
To register, bring in two forms of identification, one of which must have your current correct address on it.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
- Illinois Driver’s license
- Employee or student ID
- Illinois State ID
- Credit card
- Social Security Card
- Birth certificate
- Valid USA passport
- Utility bill in your name
- Mail postmarked to you
- Public aid ID card
You may register to vote even if you are currently awaiting trial, are on parole or probation, or have been incarcerated in the past.
If you were born outside of the US:
- We will ask whether you became a citizen under your own papers or under your parents’.
- We will ask for the court, city, state, and date of your naturalization.
- If you do not have this information ready, you may still register to vote, but the County Clerk’s office will contact you by phone to complete your registration at a later time.
- If you were born in Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, this doesn’t apply to you because you are a citizen by birth.