Illinois residents can be registered to vote at both Library locations. Regular registration is open year round except during the 27-day period just prior to an election and during the 2-day period after each election
In order to register the requirements are as follows:
- Must be a US citizen;
- Must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day; 17 years of age to vote in a General Primary if individual will be 18 as of the following General Election
- Must have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day
- Must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction
- May not claim the right to vote anywhere else
In order to register, two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address are needed. Examples include: Driver’s License; State ID; Passport; Social Security Card; Work or School ID; Bank statement; Court papers; or Mail with the voter’s name and address. If none of these are available, verification by the last 4 digits of a social security number, a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address will be required. A person may also demonstrate sufficient proof of identity by submission of a photo identification issued by a college or university accompanied by either a copy of the applicant’s contract or lease for a residence or any postmarked mail delivered to the applicant at his or her current residence address.
To find out if you are already registered to vote or to register to vote online visit Madison County’s Voter Registration Search.