Mark your calendars! Our League will once again take part in National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters on Tuesday, September 26. The League has formed partnerships throughout our two communities to encourage voter registration.
Lake Forest City Council and Lake Bluff Village Board both passed resolutions in support of NVRD. Our Lake County Board members, Sandy Hart and Mike Rummel, have included the information in their e-newsletters. Local entities providing voter registration on September 26 include Lake Bluff Public Library, Lake Forest Library, Dickinson Hall, Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest College, and Shields Township.
Deputy voter registrars from the League will be available to register voters and answer questions at the following locations and times:
- Lake Bluff Library, 123 E. Scranton, Lake Bluff: 10 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm
- Shields Township, 906 W. Muir Ave., Lake Bluff: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Lake Forest Library, 360 E. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest: 10 am to 5 pm
- Lake Forest City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest: 8 am to 4:30 pm
- Lake Forest Municipal Building, 800 Field Dr., Lake Forest: 8:30 am to noon
- Dickinson Hall, 100 E. Old Mill Rd, Lake Forest: 10 am to 1 pm
To register to vote you must:
- Be a United States citizen.
- Be at least 18 years of age on or before the next election (17-year-old residents may register and vote in primaries if 18th birthday occurs before date of general election).
- Live in your election precinct at least 30 days immediately prior to an election.
- Not be convicted and in jail.
- Not claim the right to vote anywhere else.
Two forms of identification are required to register through a deputy registrar:
- At least one of the two forms must show your name and current address.
- Only one form of identification may be a piece of mail for a contractual service addressed and delivered to you.
You also can register online using the Illinois Online Voter Application on the Illinois State Board of Elections website. (A valid Illinois drivers license or state ID is required.)