Illinois Voter Registration Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 9
Use the web or your smartphone to check your voter registration status. Tuesday is the last day to register using a simple online tool or by visiting a local registrar.
The following information was provided by the State of Illinois Board of Elections.
Am I registered to vote in Illinois? Illinois citizens may check to see if they are registered to vote. If not, President Barack Obama's website offers an online registration tool.
Suburban Cook County voters can also check their smartphone to view voter registration status, find polling places and see a sample ballot.
The pamphlet, Registering to Vote in Illinois, describes the rules and procedures surrounding the voter registration process in Illinois. An individual may register to vote in Illinois if he/she is 18 years or older on the next election day, resides in the jurisdiction for 30 days prior to the election, and is a U.S. citizen.
Illinois' residents may register in person at the office of the election authority, at Driver's license facilities, with deputy registrars who are appointed in each jurisdiction, or via mail using the Illinois Voter Registration Application available in English and Spanish.
Illinois citizens residing overseas and military personnel may register using a Federal postcard application found on the Federal Voting Assistance Program website. Other questions maybe answered using the Military and Overseas Voter Guidelines
Registration is closed during the 27 days prior to an election. Individuals who miss the deadline may register or transfer their registration at the office of the election authority under the guidelines of grace period registration.