It may be Election Day in Illinois, but if you haven’t registered to vote yet, it’s not too late.
Illinois is one of 19 states that offers Election Day registration, with voters able to vote as soon as they are registered.
So what does it take to register to vote on election day? Who is eligible to do this? What should voters bring? Here’s our guide to the same-day voter registration process.
Am I eligible to register to vote on election day?
Potential voters must meet three criteria in order to register on election day.
-The voter must be a US citizen
-Voter must be 18 years of age or older on election day
-Voter must have lived in their neighborhood for at least 30 days before Election Day
Where can I register to vote on election day?
Voters have two options if they want to register on Election Day. The first is to go to their county clerk’s office, where they can register and vote in the election.
The other option is for the voter to go to their respective polling station.
What if I don’t know where my polling station is?
The Illinois State Board of Elections has a tool on its website to help voters find where their polling place is. This can be viewed here.
What should voters bring?
To register, voters must bring at least two pieces of identification, one of which must include the voter’s current address.
These types of identification include:
– Illinois driver’s license/ID card
-Social Security Card
– Valid US Passport
-Employee or Student ID
-Public assistance ID card
– Utility bill in applicant’s name
-Lease or rental agreement
Finally, voters must vote after successfully registering at their polling station or county clerk’s office.