Voter Registration Ends Tomorrow For Feb. 26 Primary

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Time is almost up to register to vote in the Feb. 26, 2013 Consolidated Primary Election and 2nd Congressional District Special Primary Election.

Cook County Clerk David Orr reminds suburban Cook County residents who have not registered to vote that they must register by tomorrow, Jan. 29, in order to vote in the Feb. 26 primary.

Voters who have recently moved or changed their name must re-register before the deadline, Orr said.

The primary will decide the Democratic and Republican candidates who will compete in April to

represent Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District. There are 30 other contests in suburban Cook County in Berwyn, Palatine and Thornton townships, and the municipalities of Berwyn, Calumet City, Cicero, Elgin and Morton Grove. Precincts will also be open in Golf School District 67 for a referendum.

Voter registration applications for suburban Cook County residents can be found at cookcountyclerk.com. Chicago residents should visit chicagoelections.com for information.

Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to the Cook County Clerk’s office, 69 W. Washington St., Fifth Floor, Chicago, IL 60602. Applications must be delivered or postmarked by Jan. 29.

Anyone wishing to register in person can visit the Clerk’s office downtown, their municipal or township office, or one of the Clerk’s offices located at the five suburban Cook County courthouses:

  • Southwest suburbs: 10220 S. 76th Ave., Room 238, Bridgeview
  • South suburbs: 16501 S. Kedzie Ave., Room 238, Markham
  • West suburbs: 1311 Maybrook Square, Room 104, Maywood
  • Northwest suburbs: 2121 Euclid Ave., Room 238, Rolling Meadows
  • North suburbs: 5600 W. Old Orchard Road, Room 149, Skokie

To register, applicants must have two pieces of identification, including one containing a current address. To qualify to vote, a person must be a United States citizen, at least 18 years old by Election Day (Feb. 26) and a resident of his or her precinct for at least 30 days prior to the election.

Anyone who misses tomorrow’s deadline will still be able to register during the grace period from Jan. 30-Feb. 23. During the grace period, applicants may register and immediately vote only at the Clerk’s downtown office.