Voter Registration

The Higher Education Act Amendments of 1998 require colleges to make a good faith effort to make voter registration forms available to students. Voter registration forms are available online at Illinois State Board of Elections.

Illinois Voter Registration Form:

Wisconsin Voter Registration Form:

Indiana Voter Registration Form:

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Students can also register to vote online at

Copies of Voter Registration Forms are available at the Registrar’s Office at your Campus.

Voter Registration Resources

Registering to Vote in IL:
Illinois Candidate’s Guide 2020:
Absentee Voting Brochure:
National Mail Voter Registration Form:
More about 2020 Election Calendar and Registration Deadlines:

Additionally, we encourage you to explore the information provided by these non-partisan organizations that are geared toward educating students about the elections process:

Student Voting Guide:
Rock the Vote:
The League of Women Voters:
Project Vote Smart:

Illinois General Election Day (Federal Election)

  • November 3, 2020

Locate your polling place (all states):

Last Day to Register to Vote in Illinois

How to register to vote (all states):

Requesting an Official Vote by Mail (Absentee) Ballot in Illinois

  • First Day: June 16, 2020
  • Last Day: October 29, 2020 (requests by mail received by this date); November 2, 2020 (in person)

Last Day to Return Completed Vote by Mail (Absentee) Ballot in Illinois

  • Postmarked by November 3, 2020
  • Post received by November 17, 2020

How to Request an Official Vote by Mail (Absentee) Ballot in Illinois

Early Voting for General Election in Illinois

  • First Day: September 24, 2020
  • Last Day: November 2, 2020

Grace Period Registration and Voting for General Election

  • First Day: October 7, 2020
  • Last Day: November 3, 2020

How to Find Early Voting and Grace Period Locations

Voting Eligibility

You CAN vote in U.S. elections if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Meet your state’s residency requirements
    • You can be homeless and still meet these requirements.
  • Are 18 years old on or before Election Day
    • In almost every state, you can register to vote before you turn 18 if you will be 18 by Election Day. See a table of voter registration age requirements by state.
  • Are registered to vote by your state’s voter registration deadline. North Dakota does not require voter registration.

Who CAN’T Vote in U.S. elections:

Check with your state or local election office for any questions about who can and can’t vote.

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