Voter registration, early voting, and voting
All Kane County residents must register within the county to vote at the Library. Once registered in Kane County, residents can early vote at any polling place in the county.
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
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.
get informed: adult voting resources
Vote411.org is a site launched by the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF) in order to be a “one-stop-shop” for nonparistan election-related information. The website provides information on everything from registration deadlines to factual candidate data.
Ballotpedia is a comprehensive digital encyclopedia of American politics and elections. They seek to inform people about politics with accurate and objective information for all levels of government. Access to information and neutrality are Ballotpedia’s top priorities.
getting kids interested in voting
voting education for kids
Ben’s Guide To the U.S. Government is a fun and informative website for getting kids (ages 4 and up) interested in government. The colorful art and easy-to-navigate keeps kids entertained and learning important details about U.S. civics, politics, and history! The website is nonpartisan and maintained by the Government Publishing Office.
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 during early voting! Whichever cookie wins this junior election will be provided by the Library.