Calling all potential Chitown voters! If you are planning to take part in the election on Nov. 2, now is the time to make it official.
Chicago residents, as well as citizens across the state of Illinois must register to vote by Tuesday, Oct. 5, just six days away.
There is a lot at stake for those of us who live in Illinois with a unique double election that is sure to bring out lots of people prepared to have their say. The hotly contested U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama is up for grabs to the candidate with the highest votes who will occupy the office until the end of the year.
Voters will also be casting their ballots an additional time for the same office, only this time the winner will serve four years.
We also have elections for the U.S. House of Representatives, Governor of Illinois with five candidates on the ballot, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and the Illinois House and Senate, to name a few. See the list of candidates here.
To qualify to vote, you must be 18 years of age by Election Day, as well as a U.S. citizen. Residency requirements must also be met–you have to live in your precinct at least 30 days before Nov. 2.
Those voters who have relocated, don’t be caught out of the loop; you must re-register with your new address before Oct. 5, next week.
If in doubt, it is best to check the status of your voter registration before the deadline. If you live in Chicago and want more information about the registration process, call 312-269-7936, or go here.
Cook County suburbanites go here or call 312-603-0906. Residents in other areas of the state go online or call your local election office for questions or further information.
For a sample ballot or location of your polling place go here.
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