2021 Election Information

The Consolidated General Election will take place on April 6, 2021.
The City Clerk is Evanston’s local election official. The office works closely with the office of Cook County Clerk Karen YarbroughElection Division, to determine accessible polling places. City staff also function as deputy registrars to register voters, process absentee ballot applications prior to each election and certify results from all referenda and local elections.

Which races are on the Consolidated General Election ballot?

The Consolidated General Election includes races for city clerk and aldermen.
View a complete list of candidates and more information on the Cook County Clerk’s website.

Election Day Voting

Election Day is Tuesday, April 6. Find your assigned polling place using the Cook County Clerk’s Your Voter Information tool.
Residents who are not registered to vote may register and cast a ballot on Election Day. Two qualifying forms of ID must be presented.

Early Voting


Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center
2100 Ridge Ave., Room G300
Evanston, IL 60201


March 22-26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 29- April 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 5 , 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 3, 9 a.m.  to 5 p.m.
March 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What do you need to Early Vote?

Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address or signature.

Voter registration

You can register to vote at all early voting sites and at your election date polling location.
Any voter who needs to register for the first time or file an address change or name change must present two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address. Acceptable forms of ID include:
  • Illinois driver’s license
  • Illinois state ID
  • Employee or student ID
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Utility bill in applicant’s name
  • Mail postmarked to the applicant
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Public aid ID card
  • Lease or rental contract

Mail Voting

Voting by mail is a convenient way to cast your ballot. Any r
Clare Kelly