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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ :
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Requirements to Register to Vote in Illinois :
** Must Be a United States Citizen
** Must Be at least 18 years of age by Election Day
** Must have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day

When can I Register to Vote? :
Registration is open year around except during the 27 day period prior to an election and during the 2 day period after each election (1 day after in Chicago).

Where can I Register to Vote? :
** County Clerk’s Office
** Board of Election Commissioner’s Office
** City and Village Offices
** Township Offices
** Precinct Committeeman
** Schools
** Public Libraries
** Military Recruitment Offices

The following organizations may be entitled to register people to vote :
** Some Labor Groups
** Some Civic Groups
** Some Corporations

What is “Grace Period” Registration? :
“Grace Period” Registration is an extension of the period of time for a voter to register to vote, or to update their registration information.

What Forms of Identification Are Required When I Register to Vote? :
Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address is needed when you register in-person

Who actually conducts elections in Illinois? :
Elections are administered locally by the state’s 109 election authorities. These are the county clerks in 100 counties, two county election commissions and 7 municipal election commissions. These local authorities are a very important part of Illinois’ election process. As part of their many responsibilities they handle local voter registration programs, train election judges, select polling places, get ballots printed, oversee Election Day activities, and supervise the vote count at the local level.

Can I Register to Vote By Mailing an Application to My Election Office? :
Yes. Under federal law, citizens may apply to register to vote by mailing in an application.

When can I Consider Myself Officially Registered to Vote? :
As soon as you receive a voter ID card in the mail, you can consider yourself registered.

Can I Check My Voter Registration Status By Means of the Internet?
Yes. Visit Am I Registered to Vote? part

What if I Change My Name After Being Registered? :
If you changed your name more than 27 days before the election and did not re-register, you cannot vote – unless you live in the same precinct.

Springfield Office :
2329 S. MacArthur Blvd.
Springfield, IL 62704

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday,
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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