Voting Information

Voter Registration:

You can register online, in person or you can download registration forms and register through the mail. The Cook County Clerk’s website linked here has information for each of the four ways to register during the standard voter registration period. Please make sure to check the specific deadline for the form you select as dates differ depending on the method of registration. Information regarding grace period registration and election day registration can also be found on the Cook County Clerk’s website linked here.

Polling Place Locator:

To look up your polling place, please use the Illinois State Board of Elections Polling Place Lookup webpage, linked here.

Below are the voting locations by precincts for Tuesday, November 3:

  • Precinct 29:   Lincolnwood Public Library 4000 W Pratt Avenue
  • Precincts 30, 51, 52, and 56:  Community Center 4170 W Morse Avenue
  • Precinct 4 and 5:  Todd Hall 3925 W Lunt Avenue
  • Precinct 6, 26, 40, and 46:  Holiday Inn 5300 W Touhy Avenue

Vote by Mail Information:

To obtain an application to vote by mail, registered suburban Cook County voters can:

  • Apply online on the Cook County Clerk’s Office linked here.
  • Download and print the mail ballot application (applications are also available in a variety of languages and can be accessed on the Cook County Clerk’s website, linked here.) 
  • Call the Cook County Clerk’s Office at (312) 603-0946
  • Visit the Cook County’s Clerk’s website, linked here for more information.

Notes:

Applications must be submitted by mail, certified courier, or in person. Applications cannot be accepted by email or fax. The last day to request a mail ballot is October 29. All ballots must be postmarked or submitted to the Cook County Clerk’s Office by November 3, 2020.

Once they receive your application and verify your registration, they will send you a paper ballot at the address you designate on your application. After making your selections and completing the certification form on the back of the envelope and signing it, mail or deliver your ballot back to us. Please note: if the certification form (on the back of the return envelope) is not signed, your ballot will not be counted.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day. Mailed ballots are processed and counted at the Cook County Clerk’s central office.

Secure Mail Ballot Drop Boxes: 

The Cook County Clerk’s Office is also offering secure mail ballot drop boxes at locations staffed by Clerk employees for this year’s election. These drop boxes will be emptied every day. For a list of these drop boxes, click here.  The three early voting locations included below, also have secure mail drop boxes. Additionally, the Clerk’s Ballots may also be returned via USPS.

Early Voting Information:

Dates

For the November 3, 2020, Presidential Election, traditional Early Voting will take place October 19-November 2. Early voting locations and hours for Cook County can be found on the Cook County Clerk’s website, linked here.

What do you need to Early Vote?

  1. Voters do not need to provide an excuse or reason why they cannot vote on Election Day.
  2. A government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address, or signature. Providing an ID can also speed up the process because we have ID card readers at every check-in station.

You can register to vote at ALL Early Vote Sites. NOTE: Any voter who needs to register for the first time or file an address change must present two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.

Voting equipment

Early Voting is conducted on touch screens that store every ballot style in the county, permitting any voter in suburban Cook to vote at any location.

Ballot secrecy

Your ballot will remain secret and securely stored.

In-person Voting only

Voters who participate in Early Voting must vote in person.

Locations and Hours of Early Voting Sites near Lincolnwood: 

As a Cook County resident, you may vote at any of the early voting sites, posted on the Cook County Clerk’s website, linked here. Below is information related to early voting sites near Lincolnwood, these sites also have secure mail ballot drop boxes for mail ballots.

EVANSTON CIVIC CENTER
2100 RIDGE AVENUE EVANSTON, IL 60201

Weekdays 
October 19 – October 23:   8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 26 – October 30:   8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 2:   8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays 
October 24:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 31:   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sundays 
October 25:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 1:   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SKOKIE (OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SKOKIE CAMPUS)
7701 LINCOLN STREET SKOKIE, IL 60077

Weekdays 
October 19 – October 23:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 26 – October 30:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 2:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays 
October 24:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 31:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sundays
October 25:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 1:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SKOKIE COURTHOUSE, ROOM 149
5600 OLD ORCHARD ROAD SKOKIE, IL 60077

Weekdays 
October 7 – October 9:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 12 – October 16:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 19 – October 23:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
October 26 – October 30:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November 2:   8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturdays 
October 24:   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 31:   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sundays
October 25:   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 1:   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have questions you can call the Elections Department of Suburban Cook County at (312) 603 – 0906.  You can also call the Village of Lincolnwood at (847) 673 – 1540.

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