When do I need to reregister to vote, or to update my voter registration in the state of Illinois?

In the state of Illinois, if you change your name, you should reregister to vote. If you fail to reregister and your name has changed more than twenty-seven (27) days prior to the election date, then you cannot vote, unless you live in the same precinct. Whether your name has changed or note, if you move to a new address within the same precinct within twenty-seven (27) days of the election date, you can sign an affidavit and vote a full ballot. Likewise, if you move to a new precinct, but you still live in Illinois and did not reregister or transfer your registration, you can sign an affidavit and vote at your old polling place. However, if you moved more than thirty (30) days prior to the election within the same election jurisdiction, but outside your precinct, and did not reregister or transfer your registration, you can vote for federal offices only after completing a change of address form. If you moved out of your county or municipality more than thirty (30) days prior to the election date and did not reregister or transfer your registration, you may not vote.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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