Early Voting at CCPLThe Calumet City Public Library is an Early Voting site with the following hours:
|October 19-23:||8:30am - 7:00pm|
|October 24-25:||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|October 26-30:||8:30am - 7:00pm|
|October 31 - November 1:||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|November 2:||8:30am - 7:00pm|
A full listing of Early Voting locations and hours can be found here.
Voter RegistrationTo check your voter registration status, visit the Cook County Clerk's office Your Voter Information Tool. If your registration is not current you have the following options:
1. Online - Deadline of October 18
If you have an Illinois driver's license or state ID, you may register online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website.
2. Paper or PDF - Postmarked by October 6
If you do not have a driver's license or state ID, fill out a voter registration form online, print, sign, and mail it in.
3. In Person - Deadline of October 6
Eligible Cook County residents can also register to vote in person with a certified registrar by going to:
- One of the Cook County Clerk's six locations
- The Calumet City clerk
- An Illinois Secretary of State's drivers license facility. You can register to vote when you obtain or renew your driver's license or state identification card at any of the license facilities. Registration is also available at other state government offices, including public assistance offices and military recruitment offices.
- Deputy registrars: Trained volunteer deputy registrars may register you to vote.
Grace Period Registration and Voting extends the registration period by allowing voters to register and vote until the Monday before an election. Guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote – during the 27 day grace period, voters must register and vote in person at one of the Clerk’s designated grace period locations.
Individuals wishing to vote during the grace period must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address. Grace period registrants must immediately cast their ballot after registering to vote.
5. Election Day Registration - November 3
On Election Day, voters who are not registered to vote can register and vote at their home precinct only. Any voter who is not registered and needs to know where to go to register and vote on Election Day can utilize the Clerk’s online Your Voter Information Tool to find their proper polling place by address or birthday.
Voters planning on registering to vote or updating their address on Election Day must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address.
Ways to VoteThere are three ways to cast a ballot in suburban Cook County for the 2020 Presidential Elections. Eligible voters can participate in Early Voting, Vote By Mail or on Election Day at their assigned polling place.
1. Early Voting
For the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election, traditional Early Voting will take place October 19 – November 2. As a reminder, voters who participate in Early Voting must vote in person.
2. Vote By Mail
Mail Ballot applications for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election will be accepted starting June 18, 2020. Any registered suburban Cook County voter with a driver’s license, state ID or social security number on file may request a mail ballot using an online or paper application. Ballots must be postmarked by Election Day (November 3) in order to be counted. Mail ballots may also be submitted via secure drop boxes.
A drop box will be located at the library starting October 19, 2020. Additional locations may be found via the Cook County Clerk's website.
3. Election Day Voting
Registered suburban Cook County voters can only vote in their home precinct on Election Day. Registered and unregistered Cook County residents can find their assigned polling place with the Your Voter Information Tool.
ReferendaOther than the Presidential General Election, voters will be deciding on several referenda. Calumet City voters will be voting specifically on the following:
City of Calumet City, Mayoral Modifications
Shall the Municipal Code of the City of Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois be amended to adopt and incorporate the following requirement applicable to all persons seeking nomination or election to, or who hold, the office of Mayor of the City of Calumet City at the February 23, 2021 Consolidated Primary Election and each election thereafter: No person shall be eligible to seek nomination or election to, or to hold, the office of Mayor of the City of Calumet City if, at the time for filing nomination papers, that person also holds an elected, paid office created by the Constitution of the State of Illinois?
City of Calumet City, Modify Term Limits
Shall the Municipal Code of the City of Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois be amended to adopt and incorporate the following modifications to term limits for the office of Mayor of the City of Calumet City to be effective prospectively to all persons elected to the office of Mayor at the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election, and at each election thereafter: No persons shall be nominated or elected to the office of Mayor of the City of Calumet City after that person has held the said office for three (3) or more full, four (4) year terms?