register to vote
You may register to vote if you are a U.S. Citizen, 18 years of age by the date of the next election and, a resident of your Will County precinct address for 30 days immediately prior to the next election. Two forms of identification are required to register through a deputy registrar, and at least one of the two forms must show your name and current address. Only one form of identification may be a piece of mail addressed and delivered to you. The second form must show your name. These forms of identification shall include, but not be limited to:
Driver's License Social Security Card Birth Certificate
Employee ID Card Student ID Card Credit Card
Library Card Insurance Card Utility Bill
Checkbook Telephone Book State ID Card
You may register to vote at the Will County Clerk’s Office at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois. Other locations can be found at:
Registrars can come to your house to register you to vote. You can examine the list of Republican Precinct Committeemen who are listed as certified registrars as indicated by a checked box in the far right column and contact the closest one to you home to get registered .
Registration is open throughout the year except during the 27 days preceding an election. This allows voter files to be prepared for the election. Registration reopens the second day following an election. During the 27 days preceding the election people can register and vote under the Grace Period voting rules. Grace period voting is for individuals who were unable to register to vote or change their address prior to the close of registration (28 days prior to an election). Grace period individuals may register to vote or change their address from the 27th through the 7th day prior to an election only in the Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to noon. Two forms of identification will be needed. At least one of the two forms must show your name and current address, and only one form of identification may be a piece of mail addressed and delivered to you. The second form must show your name. These forms of identification could include, but not be limited to, a Driver's License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, Employee ID, Student ID Card, Credit Card, Library Card, Insurance Card, Utility Bill, Checkbook, State ID Card.
Grace period individuals must vote on the same day they register to vote. They may not vote at the polls on Election Day. If you have any questions regarding grace period voting, call the Will County Clerk’s Office at (815) 740-4632.