Our Democracy Is Strongest When Everyone Participates


The only way to ensure The United States of America is and remains “a government of the people, by the people, and for the people” is for citizens to be informed about who and what is on the ballot before showing up to vote.

Follow these links to register to vote, vote by mail, and find your polling place, as well as other material to help you become an informed voter.

Register to Vote in the Addison Township

Illinois voters can register to vote online, by mail, or in person

Register Online

IMPORTANT! The registration period for the online voter registration system is now closed and will reopen on 04/06/2023. Voters may still register in person at an early voting site or their election day polling place (with 2 forms of ID, one with a home address.) 

Verify your registration status by checking the State Board of Election’s Voter Registration Lookup.

Register or update your existing registration at the Illinois Online Voter Application website. — IMPORTANT! Online voter registration for the upcoming election is now closed.

Register by Mail

Download and complete the registration application form or you can contact the Election Division at (630)407-5600 to have a form mailed to you.

In Person

In-person voter registration is available at :

  • Your local city, village, or township hall in DuPage County
  • Some local public libraries
  • The Election Division Office — Jack T. Knuepfer Building, Rm 1-600, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

Military and Overseas

Servicemembers, their families, and US citizens traveling abroad may register to vote or receive voter assistance via the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.

DuPage County and Illinois State Board of Elections Websites

For more details on voter registration, online voting, and where and how to vote, the official DuPage County Elections website has a wealth of useful information, as does the official website for the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Sample Ballots

The news covers high-profile election campaigns, but what about issues closer to home? Local government matters more than you could imagine. Make sure you know about ALL the issues that will be on your ballot by looking at the ballot and doing your research BEFORE you visit your polling place. DuPage County generally does a great job of making sure sample ballots are available for all polling places before Early Voting starts.

Visit the Board of Elections’ View Your Ballot website for full details.

Vote By Mail

Any voters registered in DuPage County may Vote by Mail beginning 40 days prior to an Election.

Special provisions apply for any qualified voter admitted to a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center due to illness or injury, not more than 14 days prior to election day.

For complete information and to request a Vote By Mail ballot, visit the DuPage County Election Board’s Vote By Mail Programs website.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for BallotTrax! BallotTrax tracks the status of every mail-in ballot and sends a series of proactive alerts to voters telling them where their ballot is in the election process from printed to accepted. This gives voters peace of mind knowing their vote remains private and has been counted.

Early Voting

DuPage County’s period for early voting begins the 40th day preceding an election and extends through the end of the day
before Election Day. For details on early voting locations, times, and processes, visit the DuPage County Election Board’s In-Person Early Voting page and subscribe for email updates.

Voter Links

  • DuPage County Board of Elections Voting Information – Find your polling place and view your sample ballot
  • BallotReady – Check your registration, make a plan to vote, and research every name and measure on the ballot 
  • VoteSmart – Vote Smart’s mission is to provide free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials to ALL Americans.
  • VoteSmart Side-By-Side Tool – Allows voters to compare and contrast candidates’ voting records, issue positions, and more!
  • OpenSecrets – Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, OpenSecrets is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

“If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed which is not their government… The whole system of American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless citizens perform their duties there, such a system of government is doomed to failure.”

Calvin Coolidge

Every election is determined by the people who show up.

Larry J. Sabato

“Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.”

Keith Ellison