You Can Still Register To Vote In The Presidential Primaries—Here's How

By Mae Rice in News on Feb 22, 2016 8:25PM

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If you missed the deadline for voting in the presidential primaries via mail or email, which was Tuesday, don’t despair! You can still cast your primary vote, and participate in the hallowed democracy that genuinely might (but probably won’t? But might, oh god) elect Donald Trump.

You just need to present two forms of ID, one of which shows your current address.

Chicagoans can vote in person through Sunday at the Chicago Election Board, located at 69 W. Washington St.

Then, from Feb. 29 through March 14, voters can register and vote at their choice of 51 early voting locations, including the Chicago Election Board. All the early voting locations and their hours are listed here.

All voting before election day must not be done in accordance with “Grace Period” regulations, which require voters to register and vote in the same visit.

Voters can also vote on election day, too—March 15—by registering and voting at their assigned polling place, which they can find by plugging in their address here.

Here are the exact hours for the two early voting sites with weekend and evening availability, according to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

The Chicago Election Board (69 W. Washington St.)

Feb. 17-Feb. 28: Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm; Sundays 10 am-4 pm
Mon., Feb. 29 thru Sat., March 5: Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm
Sun., March 6: 10 am-4 pm
Mon., March 7: 9 am-5 pm
Tue., March 8 thru Fri., March 11: 9 am-7 pm
Sat., March 12: 9 am-5 pm
Sun., March 13: 10 am-4 pm
Mon., March 14: 9 am-5 pm

The Goldblatts Building (1615 W. Chicago)

Mon., Feb. 29 thru Sat., March 5: Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm
Sun., March 6: 10 am-4 pm
Mon., March 7: 9 am-5 pm
Tue., March 8 thru Fri., March 11: 9 am-7 pm
Sat., March 12: 9 am-5 pm
Sun., March 13: 10 am-4 pm
Mon., March 14: 9 am-5 pm

Correction, Feb. 23: A previous version of this post said that voters could vote in the primaries on election day "by registering and voting at the polling place closest to their homes." This was incorrect. Voters should vote at the polling place assigned to their home address, which they can find here.