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To make it easier for election officials, voting registers were often arranged alphabetically by the names of citizens eligible to vote. In addition to the name and address of the voter, these may contain naturalization information and date and place of birth. There was no poll tax on persons eligible to vote in Illinois.  
 
To make it easier for election officials, voting registers were often arranged alphabetically by the names of citizens eligible to vote. In addition to the name and address of the voter, these may contain naturalization information and date and place of birth. There was no poll tax on persons eligible to vote in Illinois.  
  
== Voting Records ==
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=== Researching Illinois Voting Records ===
  
Voting records that serve as a substitute for the 1890 census of Chicago and vicinity are found in:  
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It is usually best to start searching for voting records (registers, poll lists, poll books, or electoral records) at a local level such as the city, town, or village and then try the county or state. Links to county pages appear below. Many are also found at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/home.html IRAD] depositories.
  
*''Record and Index of Persons Registered and of Poll Lists of Voters, Northern District of Illinois, City of Chicago, 1888, 1888–90, 1892; Town of Lake View, 1888; Town of Hyde Park, 1888; Town of Lake, 1888.'' <ref>Chicago (Illinois). Board of Election Commissioners. ''Record and Index of Persons Registered and of Poll Lists of Voters, Northern District of Illinois, City of Chicago, 1888, 1888–90, 1892; Town of Lake View, 1888; Town of Hyde Park, 1888; Town of Lake, 1888.'' Springfield, Illinois:&amp;nbsp; Office of the Secretary of State, Micrographics Division, Source Document Unit, 1989. (Family History Library films {{FHL|1730744|film|disp=1730744}}–66) </ref>
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Additional resources for Illinois voting records may be found in the {{FHL|473656|subject_id|disp=Illinois-Voting Registers}} topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers]. Also find Illinois voting resources available at [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Aillinois+voting+registers&qt=advanced&dblist=638 many libraries (WorldCat)]. Explore how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|FHLC]].
  
For voters in Chicago in 1937, see the Lurie Index mentioned in the "[[Illinois Directories|Directories]]" section.
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=== Published Records  ===
  
Original poll (voter) lists may be found in the custody of county clerks and in [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html IRAD] depositories.
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Voting records that serve as a substitute for the 1890 census of Chicago and vicinity are found in:  
  
== Family History Library ==
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*''Record and Index of Persons Registered and of Poll Lists of Voters, Northern District of Illinois, City of Chicago, 1888, 1888–90, 1892; Town of Lake View, 1888; Town of Hyde Park, 1888; Town of Lake, 1888.'' Office of the Secretary of State, Micrographics Division, Source Document Unit, 1989. {{FHL|523782|item|disp=FHL films 1730744–1730766}}<br>A portion of this is available in:
  
The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has few such lists for Illinois, other than those for Chicago. Those available can be found in the [[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search|]] under:
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::*Olsson, Nils William, editor. ''Swedish Voters in Chicago, 1888: Based upon the Voter Registrations of 1888.'' Winter Park, Florida: SAG Publications, 1999. [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Swedish+Voters+in+Chicago%2C+1888&qt=notfound_page&search=Search Many libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|959868|item|disp=FHL book 977.311 N4o}}
  
::ILLINOIS, [COUNTY]- VOTING REGISTERS
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For voters in Chicago in 1937, see:  
::ILLINOIS, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- VOTING REGISTERS
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== References ==
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*''Lurie Index of People in Chicago in 1937 As Well As All of the Voters’ Registration for Chicago''. Tucson, Arizona: Reproduction, Inc., 19–?. {{FHL|360204|item|disp=FHL films 933501–933538}}
  
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
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[http://search.ancestry.com/Places/US/Illinois/Default.aspx?category=35 Ancestry] offers voter records for a few Illinois localities, including Chicago (1888, 1892, and 1890) and Bureau County (1877). ($)
  
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To make it easier for election officials, voting registers were often arranged alphabetically by the names of citizens eligible to vote. In addition to the name and address of the voter, these may contain naturalization information and date and place of birth. There was no poll tax on persons eligible to vote in Illinois.

Researching Illinois Voting Records

It is usually best to start searching for voting records (registers, poll lists, poll books, or electoral records) at a local level such as the city, town, or village and then try the county or state. Links to county pages appear below. Many are also found at IRAD depositories.

Additional resources for Illinois voting records may be found in the Illinois-Voting Registers topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Also find Illinois voting resources available at many libraries (WorldCat). Explore how to search WorldCat and the FHLC.

Published Records

Voting records that serve as a substitute for the 1890 census of Chicago and vicinity are found in:

  • Record and Index of Persons Registered and of Poll Lists of Voters, Northern District of Illinois, City of Chicago, 1888, 1888–90, 1892; Town of Lake View, 1888; Town of Hyde Park, 1888; Town of Lake, 1888. Office of the Secretary of State, Micrographics Division, Source Document Unit, 1989. FHL films 1730744–1730766
    A portion of this is available in:

For voters in Chicago in 1937, see:

  • Lurie Index of People in Chicago in 1937 As Well As All of the Voters’ Registration for Chicago. Tucson, Arizona: Reproduction, Inc., 19–?. FHL films 933501–933538

Web Sites

Ancestry offers voter records for a few Illinois localities, including Chicago (1888, 1892, and 1890) and Bureau County (1877). ($)