Voter Registration March 5, 2019:
Last day to register or transfer a registration by mail or in person to be eligible to vote in the April 2, 2019 Consolidated General Election.
• In Person: You can register in person at local City, Village, or Township Halls in DuPage County or at the Election Commission office in addition to some local Libraries. Click here for a list of registration locations.
When registering, be sure to bring two forms of identification with you, one of which must have your current address on it. March 17, 2019: Last day of online voter registration.
• Online: Visit the Illinois Online Voter Application to register to vote online. The online application requires a valid Illinois Driver's license or State ID.
Grace Period Registration and Early Voting Illinois law provides individuals who were unable to register to vote by the above noted deadlines, a "grace period" to register and vote simultaneously. The schedule is below:
• February 21 to April 1, 2019: at the Election Commission Office only (421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton)
• March 18 - March 30, 2019: Designated Early Voting Locations (Please note that due to construction at the Village's Civic Center, early voting will take place this year at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street). A full listing of Early Voting locations can be found here.
• April 2, 2019: Voter's designated polling place on Election Day. To find your polling location, visit the voter services website.
Absentee Voting March 28, 2019: Last Day to Request a Mail Ballot You may register to vote by mail using an approved registration application form. The application form can be found here.
More Information For more information on voting in DuPage County, please visit the DuPage County Election Commission website. Here you will find further information on the following:
• Check your election information
• Check your registration status
• View your sample ballot
• Find your polling place
Jan. 2. First day to apply for Vote by Mail Ballot
Feb. 21 Early Voting begins at County Election Commission ofc. and Vote by Mail ballots begin to go out.
March 5 Last day LWV registrars can register voters
March 6 Grace period for voter registration begins at Election Commission ofc.
March 18 Early Voting and Grace period voter registration begins at established polling places and continues at County Election office.
March 28 Last day for Election Commission to receive Vote by Mail application
April 1 Last day for Early Voting
April 2 Last day of Grace Period voter registration and voting.
Voter Services Report Submitted by: Rita Doyle
The easiest way is to register online via the Illinois Online Voter Application.
You can also look up your current voter status. You can visit the DuPage County Election Commission page to learn more.
For more information on voting in Illinois, visit the Illinois Board of Elections.
The League provides a very helpful voter guide.
Please contact your state representative and ask her or him to Vote YES on overriding the Governor's veto of HB 0768, a bill that would stop the practice whereby the State Charter School Commission can hear appeals and override decisions by local school districts which deny charter applications.
WHY IT MATTERS
According to the Charter School position reached by consensus of Leagues throughout the state and approved by the State Board in March 2017, "The authority for approving and renewing charters should reside exclusively in the local school board." Local school boards are responsible for protecting taxpayers' interests. Their decisions regarding charter schools should not be subjected to reversal.
1st ACTION NEEDED
Please urge your state Representative to vote YES for HB1252 to require every public elementary school to include civics education in its 6th, 7th or 8th grade curriculum.
WHY IT MATTERS
Quality civics courses have tremendous impact. For example, when Florida introduced a required civics course in middle school, 61% of Florida students achieved proficiency in civics, compared to 22% of middle school students nationally in the most recent NAEP Civics Assessment.
Citizens with high levels of civic knowledge vote regularly and participate broadly in our democracy.
2nd ACTION NEEDED
Please urge your state Senator to vote YES for SB2236 which requires sufficient appropriations for public schools before tax credits are awarded to send children to private schools.
WHY IT MATTERS
The League opposes using public tax dollars to fund private schools. This bill would ensure that public schools are adequately funded before tax credits are used for private school scholarships.