Voters in Cook County who want to vote in the March 18 primary elections have until Feb. 18 to register. Read more in the release below.
Time is almost up to register to vote in the March 18, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election.
Cook County Clerk David Orr reminds suburban Cook County residents who have not registered to vote that they must register by Tuesday, Feb. 18 in order to vote in the March 18 Primary Election.
Voters can verify their registration status by using the “Your Voter Information” tool at cookcountyclerk.com or at m.cookcountyclerk.com if using a smartphone or tablet.
Voters can register for the first time or update their registration information:
- by filling in an online form at https://ovr.elections.il.gov/default.aspx, which must be printed, signed and mailed to the Clerk's office;
- by mailing in a voter registration application, which can be downloaded atcookcountyclerk.com/elections/registertovote;
- with an active deputy registrar;
- by visiting the Clerk's downtown or suburban courthouse locations;
- by visiting any Secretary of State's office;
- or by visiting any village hall, township office or library.
To qualify to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by Election Day (Nov. 4) and a resident of his or her precinct for at least 30 days prior to the election.
The Clerk’s office reminds voters who have recently moved that they must re-register at their current address prior to the deadline. Voters who have changed their name also must re-register.
Early Voting will be held March 3-15. Mail ballot applications are now being accepted.
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