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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Last Day to Register to Vote
Last day for registration or transfer of registration within the offices of the election authority. Area and precinct registration may apply to the City of Chicago and Cook County. Please check with these jurisdictions for registration deadlines.
(10 ILCS 5/4-6, 4-16, 5-5, 5-23, 6-29, 6-50, 6-53, 6-54)
NOTE: UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF NVRA, AGENCY AND MOTOR VEHICLE OFFICES WILL CONTINUE TO ACCEPT REGISTRATION AFTER THE STATUTORY CLOSE OF REGISTRATION. ONLY THOSE REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS COMPLETED NO LATER THAN 27 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION WILL BE PROCESSED FOR THE NEXT ENSUING ELECTION. APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION COMPLETED WITHIN 5 DAYS OF REGISTRATION DEADLINE AT SECRETARY OF STATE FACILITIES AND QUALIFIED AGENCIES WILL BE TRANSMITTED WITHIN 5 DAYS OF COMPLETION AND MUST BE PROCESSED FOR THE ELECTION. A MAIL REGISTRATION APPLICATION SHALL BE DEEMED TIMELY FILED IF POSTMARKED PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION. IF NO POSTMARK EXISTS OR IF THE POSTMARK IS ILLEGIBLE, THE APPLICATION SHALL BE CONSIDERED TIMELY FILED IF RECEIVED BY THE ELECTION AUTHORITY NO LATER THAN 5 CALENDAR DAYS AFTER THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION.
Last day for registration of voters by deputy registrars, including municipal, township and road district clerks and precinct committeemen. Area and precinct registration may apply to the City of Chicago and Cook County. Please check with these jurisdictions for registration deadlines.
10 ILCS 5/4-6.2, 5-16.2, 6-50.2)
NOTE: Deputy Registrars must return completed forms to the election authority within 7 days of the day on which they are completed. Deputy Registrars must return all registration materials within 48 hours of registration/cancellation if such registration/cancellation was accepted between the 35th and 28th day preceding an election.
Date for filing affidavits
10/5/2014 12:00:00 AM - 10/7/2014 12:00:00 AM
Dates for filing Lodging House Affidavits listing the names and descriptions of those residents who list such location as their voting address, with the Board of Election Commissioners. (The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 may prohibit enforcement of this provision.) (10 ILCS 5/6-56)
First day to send Federal only ballot
First day for the election authority to send an official ballot for Federal offices only, upon receipt of either an application for absentee registration or an application for absentee ballot, to citizens of the United States who are temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States.
(10 ILCS 5/20-2.1, 20-3)
NOTE: Unregistered citizens temporarily residing outside the territorial limits of the United States who make application for absentee registration and/or absentee ballots after 30 days but not less than 10 days (OCTOBER 7 – 25, 2014) prior to Election Day, shall be sent the Federal offices ballot only.
NOTE: Registration is not required in order to vote the ballot containing the Federal offices only.
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