Register to Vote


On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

If you live in Kane County, the YWCA can register you to vote! Stop by any time between 9:30 – 4:00 pm Monday – Friday or register to vote online by clicking here.

When should you register or re-register to vote?...

     • If you’ve never registered to vote in Kane County;
     • If you’ve changed your name, you must re-register in Kane County;
     • If you have not voted recently and are unsure of your status of registration


To be eligible to register to vote, a person must:
     • Be a citizen of the United States;
     • Be 18 years of age or older on or before the next election; 17 years of age to vote in a General Primary if the person will be 18 as of the following General Election.
     • Be a resident of the precinct 30 days prior to the next election;
     • Currently reside in the State of IL;
     • Provide 2 forms of identification, at least one of which contains the person’s current name and address.


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