Registration deadline for Election Day Oct. 9 | News
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Williamson County Clerk Saundra K. Jent announced Monday, September 17 that the deadline for registering to vote in the November 6 General Election is October 9.
According to Jent, all persons may register to vote who are citizens of the United States, and will be 18 years of age on or before Nov. 6, 2012, the General Election Day, and will have lived in the State of Illinois and in the precinct for 30 days prior to the date of the General Election.
If your latest Voters Identification Card does not reflect your current name, you must re-register or if you have moved you must change you address for voter registration in order to be eligible for a full ballot.
Jent says eligible voters who miss the Oct. 9 deadline may register during Grace Period Registration that runs until Nov. 3.
The law requires that during the grace period people must register at the county clerk's office and, if they desire to vote in the general election, must vote at that time. Those people are not allowed to vote at a polling place on Election Day.
Illinois residents may check their registration online by going to www.elections.il.gov and clicking "Voters" and "Am I Registered to Vote in Illinois?"
The County Clerk's office is now located in the Administrative Building, 407 N. Monroe Street, Suite 119 in Marion. You can call 618-998-2112 if you have any questions.
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