REGISTER TO VOTE
Here's the information you need to know and what you need to do to make sure you are ready to vote in the next election.
To register to vote, you must meet these qualifications:
- You must be a United States citizen
- You must be at least 18 years old on or before the next election (OR for a General Primary, you must be 17 and will be 18 by the General Election)
- You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days before the next election
- You must not be convicted and in jail
- You cannot claim the right to vote anywhere else
You may register to vote in person, online, by mail or in person at your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) office when you apply for your driver’s license or ID card. Some LWVGE members are Volunteer Deputy Registrars. You may contact Rita Doyle at email@example.com for more information.
More detailed information about registering to vote, voting by mail, early voting, and additional election information can be obtained at www.dupageco.org/election/. For Illinois voter registration, go to https://ova.elections.il.gov.
The next election in Glen Ellyn is Tuesday March 20, 2018 - General Primary Election
Visit DuPage County Election Commission for more information.
Here's Some Answers to Common Questions:
Am I Already Registered?
Visit the DuPage County Election Commission website and go to Voter Lookup. Enter your personal information to make sure you're registered, find your polling place (i.e. where you go to vote) and get a sample ballot so you can view all the races on which you will be asked to vote.
What is the deadline for voter registration?
The registration deadline is generally 30 days prior to the election. For the next election, that should be February 20, 2018, but to be safe, make sure to confirm with the DuPage County Election Commission website. Currently in effect now, there is a grace period for voters who go to the DuPage County Election Commission office or other sites to vote. Click here for more information from the Dupage County Election Commision on grace period registration and voting.
Where in Glen Ellyn is early voting?
The DuPage County Election Commission has established the Glen Ellyn Civic Center as an early voting site. Early voting begins at this site generally about 2.5 weeks prior to the election. Visit here for more information on early voting sites in DuPage County. You can also go to the County courthouse complex in Wheaton to vote early.
When is Early Voting Available?
Locations and hours for early voting are determined by each election authority.
Early voting timeline:
- First day - 40th day prior to an election
- Last day - 1 day prior to an election
Beginning 15 days prior through the day before an election, several sites throughout DuPage County will offer early voting as well.
Please Note: Once an early vote has been cast, the vote is final. The voter may not go to the polling place on Election Day to change a vote.
How do I register to vote?
The easiest way is to register online via the Illinois Online Voter Application to look up your current voter status.
Also, you can visit the DuPage County Election Commission page to learn more.
Watch the League's Facebook page (visible from our home page) for League Voter Registration activities where a League member can register you. Attend a League meeting, as many members are voter registrars and can register you right there. Ask a League member you know!
Note: League invites candidates to submit information to sites such as the ones above so that voters can learn more about them and compare their views to their opponents' views easily, but candidates do not always comply for reasons only they can answer. If you want to know candidates, positions on issues, visit their website(s). Note that League is a non-partisan organization that never supports or opposes any political candidate or party.
What is the last day to register to vote in this election?
Last day to register to vote in DuPage County is generally 1 month (28 days) prior to the election.
To see if you're registered, contact the DuPage County Election Commission
Also...for more information, visit State of Illinois Board of Elections
HELP OTHERS REGISTER TO VOTE
LWVGE Registrars were on COD campus and at the Peoples’ Resource Center, Wheaton on Tuesday September 26, National Voter Registration Day. Twenty-two new voters were registered and many others were educated about online registration and the requirements for voter registration.
A person must 1) be a US citizen, 2) be 18 yrs. old by the next general election and 3) must show two forms of identification, one having the correct current address in order to be eligible to register to vote. Eligible persons may also register to vote online at www.ova.elections.il.gov . In addition, persons applying for an Illinois driver’s license or state ID will also have the opportunity to register to vote at the same time.
The League is very grateful to Student Leadership Council at COD for the valuable assistance they provided in promoting and facilitating the event and to the Peoples’ Resource Center for their generous assistance.