In order to register to vote, you must meet these qualifications:
- You must be a United States citizen
- You must be at least 18 years of age by the date of the election, 17 years of age by the date of a primary election
- You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
- You must not be convicted and in jail
- You cannot claim the right to vote anywhere else
Note: You must register at least 28 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election.
Register in Person
You may register in person at the Village of Hinsdale Memorial Building offices or the Hindsale Public Library, except for specified periods before or after an election. If you reside west of County Line Road in the DuPage County section of Hinsdale, registration is also performed at the DuPage County Election Commission offices in Wheaton. If you reside east of County Line Road, registration is performed at the Cook County Election Commission offices in downtown Chicago. Please check with these facilities for hours of operation and availability of voter registrar.
Two forms of identification are required to register to vote, one must indicate your current address, such as a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and current address AND a valid photo identification, usually a drivers license or a passport.
If you would like to check on your current voter status or locate your polling place, click on the appropriate link provided above.
Online Voter Registration
Online voter registration is available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
Absentee and Early Voting
Any registered voter who expects to be absent from their county on election day may vote prior to election day, either by mail or in person. Absentee voting begins approximately 40 days prior to an election. Forms to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail are available from any voter registrar or online.
Early voting is available for any registered voter, and may be done at any of several locations in your county. Check with the county election offices for a list of locations and available times.