Wait! I Still Want to Vote!
By Kevin Robinson in News on Jan 9, 2008 2:51PM
Pumped up about last night's election? Looking forward to voting for your favorite candidate in the February 5 primary here in Illinois? Forgot to register to vote yesterday? It's not too late!
From Wednesday, Jan. 9 to Tuesday, Jan. 22 unregistered voters can go to the Cook County Building at 69 West Washington to register to vote and cast a primary ballot. If you live in Chicago, you need to go to the sixth floor to register. If you live in the suburbs, you need to register on the fifth floor. Registration has its benefits, too. From Monday, January 14 through Thursday January 31 you can vote early (insert obligatory voting often crack here). Early voting polling places are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and any registered voter can participate, provided they show a government-issued photo ID at the polling place.
So don't be a sucker! Get out there and register, darn it. And if you already registered (and we know you did, you smartypants, you), don't forget to vote. That would just be dumb.