Register to Vote

You must be registered to vote in order to be eligible to vote in Macoupin County. The County Clerk’s Office processes all voter registration applications for Macoupin County residents. You can help maintain accurate, up-to-date records by notifying us via email if you know of an immediate family member who has moved out of Macoupin County, or is now deceased.

If you need to replace your Voter Registration Card or would like more information about voter registration services, contact us online, or contact Pete Duncan via email or phone at pete.duncan@macoupincountyil.gov or (217) 854-3214.

Register to Vote

Type in your information in the blue boxes and then print out the completed Illinois Voter Registration Application to Macoupin County Clerk, P.O. Box 107 Carlinville, IL 62626.

You can also use the Paperless Online Voter Application if you have a valid driver’s license or state i.d.

Who can register to vote?

You may register to vote if you are:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years of age by the next General Election (November Election)
  • A resident at your current Macoupin County address for 30 days immediately prior to the next election

Two forms of identification are required when registering with a Deputy Registrar.

  • At least one of the two forms must show your current name and address
  • Only one form of identification may be a piece of mail postmarked within the past 30 days which has been addressed and delivered to you

Acceptable forms of identification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Driver’s License
Birth Certificate
State ID Card
Social Security Card
Utility Bill
Employee ID Card
Checkbook
Student ID Card
Library Card
Insurance Card
Credit Card

Where can I register to vote?

You may register to vote in person:

  • At the Macoupin County Clerk’s Office, 201 E. Main, Carlinville, IL (217) 854-3214
  • At a Secretary of State Driver’s License Facility, while applying for or updating your Driver’s License or State ID Card
  • With a Deputy Registrar appointed by the County Clerk

You may register to vote by mail:

Under federal law, citizens may apply to register to vote by mailing in an Illinois Voter Registration Application. The mail-in form must be postmarked by the last day to register to vote before an election.

You may register to vote online:

Under state law, citizens with a valid driver’s license or state i.d. card may use the Paperless Online Voter Application website from the State Board of Elections.

If I changed my address, how do I update my voter registration?

If you are currently registered to vote in Macoupin County and have moved within Macoupin County, you can update your voter registration information with the County Clerk in the following manner:

  • Complete the reverse side of your Voter Registration Identification card and mail it to the Macoupin County Clerk’s Office.
  • Complete the Illinois Voter Registration Form, print it out, and mail it to the Macoupin County Clerk’s Office.

Changes of address must be received in the County Clerk’s Office no later than 28 days before an election. If you are sending it via the U.S. Postal Service, it must be postmarked by the 28th day before an election. If you are no longer a resident of Macoupin County, you must re-register with the election authority in the county where you currently live.

If I changed my name, how do I update my voter registration?

If you changed your name and address, you must re-register to vote. A woman who continues to use her maiden name after marriage may vote without having to complete an affidavit if registered under her maiden name. If you changed your name and still reside in the same election precinct, you may vote at your current Macoupin County polling place after completing an affidavit there.