By Adrienne Fawcett
Do you still need to register to vote? Turns out the deadline to register wasn’t a real deadline: “Grace period registration” is taking place at the Lake County Central Permit Facility in Libertyville.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens, residents of their precinct for 30 days before Election Day, 18 years old on or before the election, and provide two forms of identification. Those who register under the grace period provision must vote at the time of registration.
“Any person who never got registered to vote or persons who moved and did not update their address may register during grace period,” said Lake County Clerk Willard Helander said. The grace period takes place after the timeframe for deputy registrars to offer registration has closed. Grace period was previously for two weeks, then made longer and now runs up until the Saturday before election day.”
The Lake County Central Permit Facility is located at 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville. Hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Nov. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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