Voting and Voter Registration

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must (1) be a native - born or naturalized citizen of the United States; (2) live in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the next election; and (3) be at least 18 years old by the date of the next election. To register to vote, a person must present two forms of identification; at least one identification must include the person's name and current Jackson County address. These IDs may include, but are not limited to, a driver's license, state photo ID for non-drivers, checkbook, lease, utility bill, or piece of mail. The second form of ID needs only to include the person's name.

A person who changes their name (i.e. gets married) must completely re-register in order to be eligible to vote. A person who is already registered to vote within Jackson County and moves from one location to another location within Jackson County must complete a change of address form in order to be eligible to vote in the next election. These changes must also be processed at least 28 days prior to any election.

In addition to the Carbondale City Clerk's Office at 200 South Illinois Avenue, persons may register to vote or submit change of address forms at the Jackson County Clerk's Office in Murphysboro and the Illinois Secretary of State's Driver's License Examining Station on West Murphysboro Road.

The City Clerk's Office is located at 200 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale IL 62901 (mailing address P.O. Box 2047, Carbondale IL 62902-2047). Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For further information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 549-5302 or E-Mail:

For additional information you may access the Jackson County website at:   

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