All About Voting in Kane County

Residents of Kane County have two election authorities: the Kane County Clerk, which supervises elections for all county residents who do not live within City of Aurora limits, and the Aurora Election Commission, which supervises elections for all residents who live inside Aurora city limits in Kane, Kendall, or Will counties.

Kane County Clerk
719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B
Geneva, Illinois 60134
630-232-5990

Aurora Election Commission
323 W. Galena Blvd.
Aurora, Illinois 60506
630-897-4030

Registration FAQ

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General Election.
  • You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
  • Not be convicted and in jail.
  • Not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

Use the Illinois Board of Elections Registration Lookup tool.

You may register online, by mail, or in-peron.

Online

Printable forms

Locations

You can register at any location in Illinois that provides voter registration services. Click the link to view locations in Kane County.

The following items may be used as ID – two are required:

  • 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 you do not have two of these items, the authority may accept the following if it shows name and address:

  • Current and valid photo identification
  • Current bank statement
  • Government check, paycheck, or other government document

If you are experiencing homelessness, you must provide evidence of use of the mailing address stated. A mailing address 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 you and received at that mailing address.

The last day of regular voter registration is 2/20. However, grace period registraton allows you to register between 2/21 through election day at the main office of your election authority.

If you register during the grace period, you will be required to vote at the time of your registration.

Main Office Locations

  • Kane County Clerk
    719 S Batavia Ave, Bldg B
    Geneva, IL 60134
  • Aurora Election Commission
    323 W. Galena Blvd.
    Aurora, Illinois

Voting FAQ

Kane County

Voting by mail, sometimes referred to as absentee voting, is available for all Illinois residents.

Instructions for residents of Kane County who do not reside in Aurora city limits:

1. Print & complete the vote by mail application form (any time after 12/20/17) to request that a ballot be sent to your home: 

2. Submit the application by mail to the address on the form.

3. Ballots will be mailed out after 2/8/18. Mail your completed ballot, postmarked by MARCH 20.

If you need information on candidates, check out the Meet the Candidates page or contact your precinct committeeman. 

*If you request a vote by mail ballot, you cannot vote at the polls unless you bring it with you or sign a special affadavit.

2/8 – 3/20
Voting is available at the Kane County Elections main office:

719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B
Geneva, IL 60134

3/5 – 3/19
A list of early voting locations, dates, and times will be released by early February.

 

Visit the Kane County Elections home page and enter your information in the middle (near the arrow) to find your polling location.

Polls are open from 6:00 am – 7:00 pm.

City of Aurora

Voting by mail, sometimes referred to as absentee voting, is available for all Illinois residents.

Vote by mail instructions for City of Aurora residents:

1. Print & complete the vote by mail application form (any time after 12/20/17) to request that a ballot be sent to your home:

2. Submit the form by mail or email  to absentee@aec-il.org

3. Ballots will be mailed out after 2/8/18. Mail your completed ballot by MARCH 15.

If you need information on candidates, check out the Meet the Candidates page or contact your precinct committeeman. 

*If you request a vote by mail ballot, you cannot vote at the polls unless you bring it with you or sign a special affadavit.

Contact the Aurora Election Commission at 630-897-4030 for more information about early voting locations.

Click here to find your polling location on election day.