Key Dates for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election
|10/6/2020||Voter registration closes for deputy registrars and local election officials|
|10/7/2020||First day of grace period registration and voting|
|10/18/2020||Last day to register to vote by online application|
|10/19/2020||First day of early voting|
|10/29/2020||Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters|
|11/2/2020||Last day of early voting|
|11/2/2020||Last day of grace period registration and voting|
|11/3/2020||Last day mail in ballots can be postmarked or dropped off in a secure Mail Ballot Drop Box|
Any registered suburban Cook County voter may request a mail ballot using the online application. Once your registration is verified and the application is processed, a paper ballot will be sent to the mailing address you designate in your application. The deadline to apply is five days before the election.
The Clerk’s Office will offer secure mail ballot drop boxes. Additionally, the Clerk’s office will offer an Election Day Drop Box in Daley Plaza in Chicago. Ballots may also be returned via USPS.
For the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election, traditional Early Voting will take place October 19-November 2.
If you live in the City of Chicago please visit chicagoelections.com for their Early Voting locations and other important information.
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 with same-day registration and voting. Those who wish to register on Election Day must present two qualifying forms of ID.
A voter who needs ID, but who cannot present ID, may cast a Provisional Ballot on Election Day. In order for that Provisional Ballot to be counted, the voter must present ID within 7 days of the election to the Cook County Clerk’s office, 69 W. Washington St., Suite 500, Chicago IL 60602.