Register to Vote
Register yourself and encourage others to register to vote. We've provided a link to the information you need to register to vote in Champaign County.
- Register to vote in Champaign County
Voter Registration — The Facts
- Persons in Illinois wishing to register to vote must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years of ageby election day and must have resided at their current address for at least 30 days.
- Voter registration is open year round except for the 28-day period just prior to an election and during the 2-day period after each election (1 day after in Chicago).
Illinois law provides individuals who were unable to register to vote or change their address prior to the traditional deadline (28 days prior to an election) a "grace period" to register and vote. The "grace period" is from the 27th day through the 14th day prior to an election.
During the Grace Period individuals may only register in-person at the office of their election authority.
- At all other times Voter Registration is held at the following locations:
- Two forms of identification are required with one showing your current address. Persons registering by mail must vote in person the first time and show identification at that time.
- Re-registration is required with a move or change of name. People who move within 28 days of an election but reside in the same precinct may vote by signing an affidavit. If you change your name, you do not need to re-register. You can vote on election day after updating your information at the polls.
- Register online. Go to www.vote411.org to register online. You can download the form but the completed, signed document must be mailed into your local election authority. When you register by mail your form must be postmarked prior to the close of registration.
For more information, please contact: Illinois State Board of Elections, 100 West Randolph, Chicago, IL 62704, 312/814-6440, or go to this website:www.elections.state.il.us.