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Voter registration, early voting, and voting

All Kane County residents can register to vote at the Library now through to Tuesday, October 9.

In order to register, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Reside in the county for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Be at least 18 years old by the general election.

You also must bring two forms of identification. These include but are not limited to:

  • Driver’s license
  • Social security card
  • Current utility bill
  • Credit card
  • Student identification card
  • Union membership card

Once registered in Kane County, residents can early vote at any polling place in the county. Early voting at the Library takes place from Monday, October 29 through Thursday, November 1 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Click here for a comprehensive list of voter registration information.

On election day, those who have not early voted need to go to their specific local precinct to cast a ballot. If the Library is your local precinct, you can vote any time between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6. Click here to look up your local precinct.

Kane County utilizes the eSlate voting machine. Watch the video below to learn how to use the machine.

Special Library Voting Initiatives

Voter Registration Drive

The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County are coming out the Library for a special voter registration drive on Tuesday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Stop by to get registered, learn more about the importance of voting, and enjoy some complimentary doughnuts!

Voting Activities for Kids

To encourage an interest in voting among younger residents, we will host a voting initiative for kids and teens to vote for their favorite cookie! Whichever cookie wins this junior election will be provided by the Library.