Election Day arrives: Illinois voting information

Election Day has arrived in the United States, and with all the commotion and political uproar, The Blazer highlights several sources and information on voting in Illinois.

For those who have yet to register, registration deadliness have passed for both online and by mail,but Grace period registration is still possible.

“Grace period registration is an extension of the regular registration deadline from the 27th day prior to an election through Election Day,” according to elections.il.gov. “Grace period registration is only available ‘in-person’ at sites authorized by each election authority,”

The site also informs that in-person registration requires “two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address.” These could be the following:

  • A current and valid photo identification
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Lease or contract for residence
  • Student ID and mail addressed to voter’s residence
  • Government document

If you are registered and are currently on campus, Messiah Lutheran Church on Houbolt Road is the closest available voting poll in the area. Voting at the church closes at 7 p.m.

For more information on voting in Illinois on Election Day, visit: https://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/ElectionDayVoting.aspx