John A. Cunningham Suzanne Fahnestock
Chief Deputy Clerk & Director of Elections
Kane County Clerk
Susan M. Ericson
Chief Deputy Clerk of Tax Extension & Vital Records
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Illinois Online Voter Application State Board of Election

Click on the link to be redirected to the Illinois State Board of Elections website. Illinois Online Voter Application

Illinois Online voter registration is closed due to the Special Election that is in progress for Congressional District 18. Illinois Online voter registration will re-open on September 12, 2015. Thank you

Register by Mail

Mail-in Registration Forms

  • Complete the mail-in registration form.
  • Optional* - Provide copies of 2 acceptable forms of ID with the completed mail-in registration form.
    *If you do not provide the forms of ID, you will not be eligible to vote by mail
    the first time you vote, and will be required to provide election officials
    with this information the first time you vote at a polling place.
  • Mail the completed registration form and, if applicable, the copies of the 2 forms of ID to the following address:
      Kane County Clerk
      Attn: Elections
      719 S Batavia Ave, Bldg B
      Geneva, IL 60134

Register in Person

Voter Registration Locations

Be sure to bring 2 acceptable forms of ID when you register to vote.

*The above link is to a list of locations in Kane County; however, you may register at any location in the State of Illinois that offers voter registration.


2016 General Primary

  • Last day to register to vote: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Grace period registration: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  • Registration will resume: Thursday, March 17, 2016


To be eligible to register to vote, a person must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be 18 years of age by the general election
  • Reside in the precinct for 30 days prior to the next election.

Acceptable Forms of ID

In accord with [10 ILCS 5/4-10. 5-9, 6-37] …The registration officer shall require the applicant to furnish two (2) forms of identification, and except in the case of a homeless individual, one of which must include his or her current residential address. These forms of identification shall include but are not limited to any of the following:

  • Driver's License / State Identification Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Public Aide Identification Card
  • Current Utility Bill
  • Employee Identification Card
  • Student Identification Card
  • Lease or contract for residence
  • Credit Card
  • Civic Membership Card
  • Union Membership Card
  • Professional Association Membership Card

If the applicant does not have the above forms of identification, we may accept their current and valid photo identification, a current bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

The registration officer must require a homeless individual to furnish evidence of his use of the mailing address stated. A mailing address of a homeless individual may include, but is not limited to, a shelter, a day shelter, or a private residence. This use may be demonstrated by a piece of mail addressed to that individual and received at that mailing address. [10ILCS 5/3-2, 4-10, 5-9, 6-35. 6-37]

Additional Information

Change of Voting Address

Moved from Kane County to Kane County

Registered voters who have moved to another address in Kane County should notify the County Clerk's office. This change of address may be accomplished by filling out the reverse side of the voter registration card or by written notice to the County Clerk's office that includes your name, previous address, new address, birthday, and your signature. (If your name has changed, you must re-register.)

Moved from another county to Kane County

Voters who have moved to Kane County from another County or Election Commission must register to vote with Kane County.  (See above for how to register.) It is also highly recommended that you contact your previous County or Election Commission to cancel your registration there.

Moved from Kane County to another county

Voters who have moved to another county should notify the Kane County Clerk's office. This notification of a change of address may be accomplished by filling out the reverse side of the voter registration card or by written notice to the County Clerk's Office, 719 S. Batavia Ave, Bldg B, Geneva, 60134.

Change of Name

Voters who have changed their name since registering to vote must re-register to vote.  You may register to vote at the County Clerk's office or any municipal office or local library in Kane County that accepts registration.

Grace Period Registration

People who have missed the deadline to register to vote may register to vote from the 27th day through election day. If you register to vote during the grace period and want to vote in the upcoming election, you must vote at the time of registration!


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Additional Information

Kane County Clerk's Office, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B, Geneva, IL 60134
For information call: (630) 232-5990 • Fax (630) 232-5870 | En Español llama: (630) 232-5991 |