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Election Day is April 6 for the General Election.

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Look up your polling place, get a sample ballot and view your voter registration status here.


April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election Key Dates




Voter registration closes for deputy registrars and local election officials


First day of grace period registration and voting 
(Early voting in Courthouse and downtown Chicago locations; not in Evanston)


Last day to register to vote by online application


First day of early voting at Evanston Civic Center


Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters


Last day of early voting


Last day of grace period registration and voting


Last day mail ballots can be postmarked


Election Day

Evanston Ward 7

Mail Ballot Applications for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election

Any registered suburban Cook County voter may request a mail ballot using this online application. Once we verify your registration and process your application, we will send a paper ballot to the mailing address you designate in your application. The deadline to apply is five days before an election.

To complete an online mail ballot application, you will need:

your driver’s license or state identification number; the last four digits of your Social Security Number; the address where you would like your ballot mailed; and an email address


Or apply by mail with paper form: English Paper Application • Spanish Paper Application • Polish Paper Application

Apply as early as possible to make sure you receive your ballot in time to vote. Your ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received at the Cook County Clerk's office within 14 days after Election Day.

If you apply using a paper form, the Clerk's office will verify your eligibility and compare the signature on your application against the signature on your voter registration record before issuing a ballot. If you apply online, the system verifies your eligibility with the data you provide. Regardless of how you apply, the signature on your ballot will be compared against the signature in your voter file before your ballot is counted.