Thursday, January 27, 2011

Not too late to register to vote

If you missed the Jan. 25th deadline there is a grace period according to CPR:
The voter registration deadline for Chicago's February election passed earlier this week, but tardy residents are not yet out of luck. Grace period registration is now taking place.

"[This] allows the procrastinators who have not registered to actually register," explained Langdon Neal, chair of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

Normally, these late comers must vote on the spot, right when they register. Except, this year,  things are being done a bit differently.

That's because of all the confusion caused by ballot challenges, including the pending court case involving Rahm Emanuel's candidacy for mayor. So instead of voting immediately, grace period voters will be handed an application for an absentee ballot.
The grace period will end on February 15th. All you have to do is go to the HQ of the Chicago Board of Elections @ 69 W. Washington Street, Suites 600/800. Also note that early voting commences on Monday, Jan. 31st.

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