Those who will be 18 on or before Nov. 6 can register and vote in the upcoming election. Even homeless people have the right to vote.
Here are the requirements to register to vote:
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Must be 18 years old on or before Nov. 6, 2018
Must provide two pieces of identification. One must include your current address. (A photo ID is not required.)
Those who have moved since they last voted should ensure they are registered at their current address. Registered voters can access their own voter information by visiting the Cook County Clerk’s website and searching by your address or birthdate. That website address is: www.cookcountyclerk.com.
One can register to vote from home or office, online or by mail, or in person at the Civic Center or any number of places where a deputy registrar will take information and register on the spot.
The Voter Participation Action Coalition (VPAC) of Evanston wants all eligible people to register and to vote. VPAC can register, provide information and discuss the importance of voting and being informed about state and county races and referenda as well as the much-publicized national elections. Participants in VPAC are the League of Women Voters of Evanston, NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Latino Resources, Northwestern University, Organization for Positive Action in Leadership, Evanston City Clerk’s Office, Cook County Clerk’s Office, Evanston Township High School, Democratic Party of Evanston and Indivisible Evanston.
Positions are available throughout suburban Cook County for election judges, a position that pays $190. Positions available in select western and northern suburbs for equipment managers, a position that pays $340. Training will be provided by the Cook County Clerk’s office. More information is available at the Cook County Clerk’s office cookcountyclerk.com, or 312-603-5656.
VPAC Will Offer Voter Registration at the Following Times and Places
Streets Alive, Sherman Avenue at Main Street
Sept. 9, 1-5 p.m.
Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave.
Sept. 15, 2-4 p.m.
Sept. 18. 5-7 p.m.
Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m.,
Sept. 30. 3-5 p.m.
Oct. 7, 3-5 p.m.
Second Baptist Soup Kitchen, 1717 Benson Ave.
Sept. 25, Noon-1:30 p.m.
North Branch Library, 2026 Central St.
Oct. 2, 4-6 p.m.
Chicago Avenue/Main Street Branch, 900 Chicago Ave.
Oct. 6, 2-4 p.m.
McGaw YMCA, 1000 Grove St.
Sept. 22, 8 a.m.- Noon
Sept. 25, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sept. 29, 8 a.m.- Noon
Oct. 6, 8 a.m.- Noon
Oct. 9, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
YWCA, 1215 Church St.
Sept. 25, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
St. Nicholas Church, 806 Ridge Ave.
Sept. 16, 10:15 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. and 2:15- 3:30 p.m.
City Clerk’s Office, Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
Weekdays 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sept. 25 – National Voter Registration Day
Oct. 9 – Paper voter registration closes
Oct. 21 – Online voter registration ends
Oct. 22 – Nov. 5 – Early Voting
Nov. 1 – Last day to apply for ballot by mailNov. 6 – General Election