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Voter Registration in Illinois

The Illinois State Board of Elections


SIU encourages all students who are US citizens and at least 18 years old to participate in the electoral process by registering to vote and voting.  The last regular day to register to vote in an election in Illinois is 4 weeks prior to that election, though there may be "grace period" registration that is permitted after that registration deadline.

If you had previously registered to vote and have not moved since then, you should not need to do anything additional now.  But if you have moved since your previous voter registration, you should update your voter registration in order to be able to properly and fully vote in the upcoming election.  More information about voter registration in Illinois is available here.

The Jackson County (IL) County Clerk and Recorder


If you wish to vote in Jackson County, voter registration (and changes to it) may be done in person at any of the following locations:

* Carbondale City Clerk's Office, 200 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, (618) 549-5302
* Secretary of State's Office, 2516 W. Murphysboro Road, Carbondale, (618) 457-0488
* Jackson County Clerk's Office, 1001 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, (618) 687-7366

The Sangamon County (IL) County Clerk


If you wish to vote in Sangamon County, voter registration (and changes to it) may be done in person at any of the following locations:

* Sangamon County Election Office, 200 S. 9th Street Room 105, Springfield, (217) 753-6740
* Secretary of State's Office, 501 S. Second Street, Springfield, (217) 785-3000
* Secretary of State's Office, 316 N. Klein Street, Springfield, (217) 782-4850
* Secretary of State's Office, 2701 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, (217) 782-6030