Your Last-Minute Guide To Registering To Vote In The Primary
By Sam Stecklow in News on Feb 16, 2016 8:19PM
Newmarket, NH - February 08 (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Tuesday is the last day to register online (or by mail) to vote in the Illinois primary debates, meaning if you still haven't registered and you don't read this post in time, you'll miss having the opportunity to text your conservative parents about voting for Bernie Sanders. If you're anything like RedEye's resident nonvoter, here's a quick guide on registering to vote today in Chicago:
If you have a state ID or driver's license, you can register online via the State Board of Elections' website. If you're a resident but you don't have those forms of ID, you can bring two forms of ID, at least one with your address (like a utility bill or lease) to the Chicago Election Board office at 69 Washington St. before 5 p.m.
Correction: It's still possible to register to vote in the primary even if you missed the cut-off to register online or by mail last week. Chicago voters can still register in person until Feb. 28 at the Chicago Election Board under the board's designated "Grace Period." Those voters must vote at the time they register. After Feb. 28, Chicago voters can register and vote in person at 51 Early Voting locations.
In the primary, you are voting for presidential candidates, senators, Congressmen, state reps, MWRD commissioners, judges, and ward committeemen. Here's a full, though subject to change, Democratic ballot: