Voter Registration and Information

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must:

  • Be a native - born or naturalized citizen of the United States
  • Live in your precinct at least 30 days prior to the next election
  • 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 ID must include the person's name and current Jackson County address
  • The second form of ID needs only to include the person's name
  • Examples of acceptable ID: a driver's license, state photo ID for non-drivers, checkbook, lease, utility bill or piece of mail

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. 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.


Jennfier Sorrell, City Clerk
200 S. Illinois Avenue
P.O. Box 2047
Carbondale, Illinois 62902-2047
(618) 457-3281

Office hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday


For additional information you may contact the Jackson County Clerk.

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