Grace Period Voting

Grace period voting is for individuals who were unable to register to vote or change their address prior to the close of registration (28 days prior to an election).

Grace period individuals may register to vote or change their address from the day after the close of registration through Election Day. Grace period voting is only available in the Macoupin County Clerk’s Office (Elevator Accessible), 201 E. Main Street, Carlinville, Illinois 62626. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. On Election Day, grace period voting is available at the Macoupin County Clerk’s Office from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 p.m. Additional times and locations may be offered for grace period voting each election. Please check the upcoming events for more information.

Two forms of identification are required to register:

  • At least one of the two forms must show your name and current address
  • Only one form of identification may be a piece of mail addressed and delivered to you

The second form must show your name. These forms of identification shall include, but not be limited to:

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


Grace period individuals must vote on the same day they register to vote. They may not vote at the polls on Election Day.