Library staff can help you
- Register to vote
- Check your voter registration status .
- Find your polling place . Please ask at the 2nd Floor Information Desk.
- Request an absentee ballot
- Find resources to make an informed decision prior to election day.
- Print a sample ballot
If you live in Glen Ellyn, the DuPage County Election Commission is your local board of elections.
To register to vote, you will need to provide the following information
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Phone number or email (optional but recommended)
- Drivers license or Social Security number
- Naturalization information, if applicable
You will need two forms of identification, like a driver’s license and a utility bill; one must show your current address. You must also have an Illinois drivers’ license number or provide the last four digits of your social security number.
To register to vote, you must be
- a U.S. citizen
- at least 18 years old on or before election day
You can register to vote
- In person at
- Any city, village, or township hall in DuPage County
- The 2nd Floor Information Desk at the library. If you would like to register to vote at the library, please call the Adult Department prior to your visit to ensure that a deputy registrar is available. Calling ahead to make an appointment is greatly appreciated.
- By mail using the Voter Application Form (Spanish ) at least 28 days prior to the election.
- Online by visiting the DuPage County Election Commission Page
Visit the DuPage County Election Commission Page for more information on ways to register to vote.
Print and mail the Absentee/Vote by Mail Request Form to the DuPage County Election Commission, or apply online for a Vote By Mail ballot .
Registered voters in DuPage County may vote early at any DuPage County Early Voting site located throughout the County.
- An early voter is not required to state a reason for voting early.
- A registered voter simply drops by an Early Voting site and presents a valid government-issued photo ID.
- Once an early vote has been cast, the vote is final. The voter may not go to the polling place on Election Day to change a vote.
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