Voter Registration Hot Line: 554-1915
The Vermilion County Clerk serves as the Election Authority for Vermilion County. The County Clerk’s office conducts both voter registration and elections.
In person voter registration is available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Additional hours are offered close to elections.
There are also many precinct committee persons and deputy registrars who can help with voter registration.
You must be registered in order to vote in all elections. Polls on all election days are open from: 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Your precinct number and polling place are shown on your voter identification card.
If you need assistance in determining your polling place, call your Voter Registration Hotline at: (217) 554-1915.
Registration – Who May Register
To be eligible to register to vote under Illinois law you must be:
- A Citizen of the United States.
- 18 Years of age by the date of the next election day OR are currently 17 and will be 18 by the day of the next General Election.
- A resident of the precinct for thirty (30) days by the date of the next election.
- Present two forms of identification, one of which shows your current address or register to vote by mail.
Paperless Online Voter Registration (POVA)
You may register to vote, change your name or update your address via the link below.
If you are not currently registered to vote, or if you wish to change your name or address, you may print off the Mail-In Registration form. Please fill in the information on the form and mail to:
Cathy Jenkins, County Clerk
201 North Vermilion Street
Danville, IL 61832
To register you must:
- Be a United States citizen
- Be at least 18 years old on or before the next election day OR are currently 17 and will be 18 by the day of the next General Election.
- Live in your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
- Not be convicted and in jail
- Not claim the right to vote anywhere else
If you register to vote by mail, the 1st time you vote, you may be asked for I.D. if you have not provided I.D. information on the mail-in form.
REGISTRATION – Where and When You May Register
You may register to vote at the office of your County Clerk. You also may register at the driver’s license examination stations in Tilton and Hoopeston, most municipal and township offices, and many other community and workplace sites. Contact your County Clerk for additional locations.
Registration is closed for the 28-day period immediately preceding each election and reopens two days after each election. (Exception: Grace Period)
REGISTRATION – Maintaining Your Registration
Since the State of Illinois has permanent voter registration, it is not necessary to re-register to vote unless you:
- Change your name;
- Move into Vermilion County from another jurisdiction.
If you move or if your post office changes your address, you must update your registration to reflect the change.
Change of Address
If you have moved within the jurisdiction of your County Clerk you may update your voter registration by mail, online or in person at any voter registration site. Such notice may be given by filling out the reverse of your voter identification card and returning it to your County Clerk.
Changes of address must be received by the County Clerk postmarked no later than 28 days prior to any election, except if made under grace period.
On-Line Voter Registration Search
We offer the option to check your voter registration status online. Simply enter your name and date of birth. You will
be able to view your current voter registration address, polling place, and address of polling place.
Additional Registration Information
Registration closes 28 days before each election. The office traditionally opens from 9-12 on the four Saturdays
preceding this close. Registration reopens two (2) days after each election. (Exception: Grace Period)
Check with our office on available Saturday, Sunday and holiday hours or registration at special events.
Grace Period Registration and voting are available from the day after voter registration closes through election day,
at the County Clerk’s office. Two forms of identification are required, at least one of which includes the voter’s
current address. The voter may vote in person at that time, or be sent a ballot by mail.