Any person who is a citizen of the United States AND
Is at least 18 years of age on or before the date of the next election (you may register prior to your 18th birthday) AND
Is a resident of the precinct at least 30 days as of the date of the next election AND
Must provide two pieces of identification, at least one of which contains the applicant’s residential address. Acceptable identification may include but is not limited to:
All registrations and address changes must be made in person or postmarked by the date 28 days preceding any election for the voter to be eligible to vote in that election. The close of registration date is noted on the home page election calendar. Registrations are accepted again two days following the election.
The mail-in registration form (PDF) may be used. Print, complete all areas of the application, and mail to
Board of Elections
301 River Park Drive, Suite 300
East St. Louis, Illinois 62201
NOTE: If you register by mail, please follow directions on identification to be sent with the application.
There is no telephone or online voter registration in Illinois.
After your registration application is received and processed by our office, you will receive a voter registration post card in the mail. This usually takes just a couple of weeks. If you have not received a card within 30 days, please call us at 618-482-6672. The card tells which election districts you live in and where your regular polling place is located. Cards are not sent automatically for each election. If you receive a new card, it is likely there has been a change in your districts or polling place. Your old card should then be discarded.
Any previously registered voter who changes his/her name must re-register and cancel the former registration. A change of name requires a new registration and a new signature from the applicant.
Registration requirements do not apply to members of the United States Armed Forces on active duty, members of the United States Armed Forces who have been discharged within 60 days before an election, or to certain qualified residents who are absent from St. Clair County.
Any qualified applicant who is disabled and unable to appear at a registration location may apply to be registered to vote over the telephone or in writing. Upon receipt of the request, the Board will send a registration officer to take the registration in person. To request the registration of a disabled applicant, contact the Board of Election Commissioners.