Register to Vote by October 11

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Register to Vote by October 11

by: Judy
Posted August 24, 2016 | DPL Highlights, Library News

Taking part in the electoral process is one of our most basic and important rights as American citizens. The first step in the process is registering to vote!

Who can register to vote?

  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the General Election, Tuesday, November 8.

When can you register?

Last day for regular registration for this election is Tuesday, October 11.

Where can you register?

  • **Most Convenient!** Online via the Illinois Board of Elections. All that is required is a valid Illinois driver’s license or State ID.
  • Deerfield Public Library: We have several deputy registrars on staff. Call ahead to make sure a registrar is on the schedule.
  • West Deerfield Township (601 Deerfield Rd): Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Various Lake County voter registration sites (see Lake County Clerk Election website).
  • Mail-in application (see Lake County Clerk Election website).

What will you need in order to register in-person?

  • Two forms of identification; at least one I.D. must show both your name and current address (no photo required), including:
    • government issued-I.D.
    • current utility bill
    • personalized check or bank statement
    • car registration or proof of insurance

Grace Period Registration: Required to vote at the time of registration. Begins October 12; see the Clerk’s website for details.

FULL registration and election information can be accessed on the Lake County Clerk Election website.