Register to Vote

Voters may register for the first time - or update their records if they have moved or changed their name since they registered:

  • by submitting this mail-in form. Use this form to: register for the first time; update your address; or update your name.
  • in person at 323 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL
  • at any Secretary of State's office where driver's licenses and state IDs are issued.
  • through an active deputy registrar affiliated with a local organization, such as a political party, ward organization or other state-certified body.

After the registration form is processed, we will mail a new voter card.

To register to vote, you must:

  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be at least 18 years of age by election day, or 17 years of age on the date of a general primary and will be 18 years of age on the day of the general election. 
  • live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election;
  • not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction; and,
  • not claim the right to vote elsewhere.


Registration is open year round except:

  • During the 27-day period just prior to an election;
  • During the 2-day period after each election.


Identification Requirements

When registering, you must present 2 forms of current identification, one of which must include your current address. This can be a Driver's License, State I.D., Social Security Card, credit card, library card, personal check, utility bill, etc. Please be sure to remember they must be unexpired and have your current address.

Grace Period Registration

Anyone that has missed the deadline to register to vote and lives within the city limits of Aurora in the counties of Kane, Kendall and Will, may choose grace period registration, starting the 27th day through the close of polls on the day of the election. Please be aware if you choose to register or update your registration during the grace period it can only be done in our office and you must cast your ballot at that time.

Voter ID Cards

New Voter ID Cards for current Registered Voters are mailed in the fall of every odd year. Upon completion of registration your Voter ID Card will be mailed to you within one to two weeks. If you have lost your Voter ID Card please come to our office to request a new one. You will be asked to show proof of identification so be sure to bring your current/valid photo ID. If your card is returned to our office by the post office for any reason we will attempt to send you a notice. If we do not here from you within 30 days your voter registration will be placed in our inactive file.

Mail-In Registration

Voter Registration Applications are accepted by mail at the Aurora Election Commission office, please click on the link below to print the application, fill it out and send it along with a copy of your current and valid government issued Photo ID and a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that has your current name and address listed.

Failure to attach the required documents will result in an incomplete registration and a card stating reason(s) will then be mailed to you.

Please remember in order to vote in the next election the application must be post marked no later than 28 days before Election Day. If you register by mail, you must also vote in person the first time you vote.

If you do not receive a Notice within 3 weeks of mailing this application, call the Aurora Election Commission office at (630) 897-4030

Register In-Person

The Aurora Election Commission is responsible for election operations within the city limits of Aurora, IL within the counties of Kane, Kendall and Will. In Illinois you may register to vote at any location in the State of Illinois that offers voter registration. Please stop by our office with 2 forms of identification and we will process your application regardless of where you live.

Aurora Election Commission
323 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois
630-897-4030

Additional locations are provided for your convenience: Please call the location in advance as times for voter registration may vary and are subject to change.

For your convenience, a downloadable Voter Application has been provided as an Acrobat PDF document. To utilize this feature, you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. This software is free and can be downloaded from Adobe's web site.