If you missed last month’s voter registration deadline, it’s not too late to participate in this election -- but it’s not easy, either. You can still register to vote until Saturday, but only at a few locations. Here are the guidelines and registration centers for Chicago and suburban Cook County.
For citizens who are qualified to vote in the General Election but who missed the standard Oct. 9, 2012 voter-registration deadline, there is a safety net.
Every day through Sat., Nov. 3, voters may register, update their address or file name changes during the "Grace Period."
Note: During the "Grace Period," you must register in person -- and then immediately vote during that same visit.
A Grace Period voter must present two forms of identification, at least one of which shows the current address. Acceptable forms of identification include:
- Driver's license
- State identification card
- Current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck stub, or other government document that shows your name and address.
Location and Hours for Grace Period Registration & Voting
Chicago Election Board
69 W. Washington St., 6th Floor
Oct. 10 through Nov. 3, 2012
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sundays: 9 am - 3 pm
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clerk's downtown office, 69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor, Chicago
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the suburban courthouse locations
Skokie, 5600 W. Old Orchard Road
Rolling Meadows, 2121 Euclid Ave.
Maywood, Whitcomb Building, 1311 Maybrook Square
Bridgeview, 10220 S. 76th Ave.
Markham, 16501 S. Kedzie Ave.
Voters outside Cook County should consult their county clerks for times and locations.