On November 6th, a General Election will be held in Illinois for Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, Treasurer, the State Senate, the State House, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Other statewide offices and top Cook County positions are included as well. If you want to vote in this upcoming election, now is the time to make sure you are properly registered before it’s too late, and time is already running out.
Here are some key dates and deadlines:
10/21/18 – Last day to register to vote via online application.
10/22/18 – First day of early voting.
11/1/18 – Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters.
11/5/18 – Last day of early voting.
11/5/18 – Last day of grace period registration and voting.
11/6/18 – Last day mail ballots can be postmarked.
It’s too late to register to vote by paper application or in person at the Township Office, but you may still be able to register online, or take advantage of the grace period. Grace Period Registration and Voting allows voters to register and vote until the Monday before an election. Individuals must register and vote in person at one of the Cook County Clerk’s designated grace period locations. Individuals may also be able to register and vote on Election Day, but at their home precinct only. Those wishing to vote during the grace period or register on Election Day itself, must bring 2 forms of identification, one with a current address. Grace period registrants must immediately cast their ballot after registering to vote.
The closest grace period voting and early voting locations for Riverside Township residents are:
- Brookfield Village Hall: 8820 Brookfield Avenue, Brookfield, (708) 485-7344
- Berwyn City Hall: 6700 W. 26th Street, Berwyn, (708) 788-2660.
Please call each location’s respective phone number for their hours of grace period and early voting. To check your voter info, registration status, election day polling place, further early voting info, election results, candidates running for office, or to register for grace period voting, you can go online and find it all in one place at www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/elections, or call the Cook County Clerk’s Office at (312) 603-5656.