Identification is not required to vote at the polls, although you will be required to verify your signature. If you register to vote by mail and did not submit any ID with the registration, you must show a form of ID to vote.

Acceptable forms are:

  • A current and valid photo ID
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Lease or contract for residence
  • Student ID and mail addressed to voter's residence
  • Government document

All forms of ID above must show your name and address. If you do not show any of these types of ID you will be asked to vote a Provisional Ballot.

Illinois voters who vote during the early voting period must vote in person and must provide a valid identification. Valid forms of identification for this purpose include a current driver's license, state-issued identification card, or another government-issued identification card.