Deadline to register to vote rapidly approaching
2/18/2019, 9:27 p.m.
Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry encourage all eligible Will County residents to register to vote for the upcoming Consolidated Election and reminds everyone that registration deadlines are rapidly approaching. The last day to register to vote in person or by mail is March 5. Information on ways to register to vote can be found by visiting thewillcountyclerk.com and clicking on the Register to Vote icon. There are several ways to register by March 5:
Eligible citizens who go online may print a voter registration form that can be mailed to the Will County Clerk's Office.
The website also provides the names and contact information for deputy registrars who are available to register you in person.
Residents also may register to vote in person by visiting the Will County Clerk's Office at 302 N. Chicago Street in downtown Joliet. The Will County Clerk's website also contains a link to register online through the Illinois Online Voter Application Website. However, the state has temporarily closed online registration due to February primary elections that are occurring in other counties. The state will resume online registration on Feb. 28 and continue through March 17.
"Voting is the single most effective way that citizens in a democracy can make their voices heard," Staley Ferry said. "My office is doing everything it can to make certain that registration is simple and easy so that every eligible voter has access to the ballot box." Will County residents who miss these deadlines still have options to register. They may:
Visit the Will County Clerk's Office at 302 N. Chicago Street in downtown Joliet starting on March 6 and continuing through Election Day to participate in Grace Period Registration and Voting. If you choose this option, you must register and cast your ballot on the same day.
Go to your designated polling place on Election Day for Same Day Registration. Visit thewillcountyclerk.com and find your polling places by typing in your address.
Finally, high school students who will be 18 by Election Day may utilize all of these options to register now.