Register to vote in Presidential Primary by Tuesday, Feb. 21
February 17, 2012
With less than a week before registration closes, Cook County residents who want to vote in the March 20, 2012 Presidential Primary Election to register by the Feb. 21 deadline.
Orr reminds voters who have recently moved that they must re-register at their current address prior to the deadline.
To receive a voter registration application, individuals living in suburban Cook County can print an application form by visiting cookcountyclerk.com
After completing the application, prospective voters should return it to the Cook County Clerk's office, 69 W. Washington St., Room 500, Chicago, IL 60602. All applications must be delivered or postmarked by Feb. 21.
Residents wishing to register in person can visit Village Hall, 200 E. Wood Street or visit Cook County Clerk's office at 69 W. Washington St., 5th Floor, Chicago or one of the Clerk's offices located in the five suburban Cook County courthouses.
Prospective voters should bring two pieces of identification to register, including one displaying a current address (a bill mailed to the prospective voter may serve as one form of ID).
To qualify to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by Election Day (March 20) and a resident of his or her precinct for at least 30 days prior to the election.
Voters who miss the regular registration deadline will still be able to vote if they register during the 14-day grace period. Grace-period registration runs from Feb. 22 through March 13.
Grace-period voters must vote in person at the Cook County Clerk's office immediately after signing up to vote. Grace-period registrants are not allowed to vote by mail, at the polls on Election Day, or at any Early Voting site.