Voter Services

Voter Services

The City Clerk is Park Ridge’s local election official. The office works closely with the Cook County Election Division to determine accessible polling places; functions as deputy registrars to register voters, conducts in-person absentee voting prior to each election, and certifies results from all referenda and local elections.

Residents of suburban Cook County can register to vote at the City Clerk's Office Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voter registration by Illinois law closes 28 days preceding an election and re-opens two days after election day.

Registration is necessary for anyone who has moved to Park Ridge or within Park Ridge. To be qualified to register to vote, you must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years of age by the date of the next election, and have resided in the precinct at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.

Registration is best conducted in person and two forms of identification are required, one showing the address of the registrant. Acceptable ID includes Driver's license, utility bill in applicant's name; employee, public assistance, or student I.D; printed checkbook with applicant's name and residence address; birth certificate; mail postmarked to applicant's current address from a federal, state, or city agency, utility, etc. Registration can be done by mail application but voters must vote in person, not an absentee.

Naturalized citizens must provide the date and the location of their naturalization. 

After receiving your application, the Clerk's office will mail you a voter identification card within a few weeks. You may also verify your registration at or by calling 312-603-0906.

Change of Name

Voters who legally change their name no longer have to re-register. If you have changed your name, you can vote after updating your information at the polls.