The Rogers Park and Edgewater Voting Guide

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The Illinois Primary Election is March 17, 2020

Our team at the Rogers Edge Reporter has compiled a comprehensive guide for our community to be best prepared to vote on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Election Day FAQ

By clicking on this link to the Illinois State Board of Elections website, you will be able to see your registration status as well as the address you’re currently registered at.

Yes you can. Illinois is a state with “grace period” voting options available, which allows voters to register the day of the election when they go to vote. Click here to learn more about grace period registration.

Yes you can. Illinois is a state with “grace period” voting options available, which allows voters to register the day of the election when they go to vote. Click here to learn more about grace period registration.

Yes. Similar to unregistered voters, the grace period voting option also applies to those who aren’t registered at their current address and allows them to vote on election day. Click here to learn more about grace period registration.

By providing your information here, you will be supplied with a sample ballot catered to your specific ward and precinct.

On Election day, polls are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. If you are in line when polls close, you are still entitled to vote.

The Better Government Association provides you with information on all the races relevant to your community. The BGA also provides information from candidates’ websites on their policy platform and plans. Click here to learn about the candidates after selecting “Build My Sample Ballot”.

No. Illinois has what’s considered an open primary, meaning anyone can vote for any party. You must select only one party’s ballot upon arrival to your polling place, but your affiliation does not have to be prearranged.

Proper Identification

If you are at your correct polling place and are already registered to vote at your current address to that voting location, you should not have to present any ID. You will need to present two forms of identification if you are same-day registering. Data is cited from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. Click here for more information.

When you need identification

If a voter is registering after February 18, whether that be registering a new address or registering for the first time, they will need to present two forms of identification at their polling place. If a voter has filed a name change after February 18, they will also need to present identification. 

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION

Passport, military ID, driver’s license or state ID card, college ID, university ID, school ID, work ID, vehicle registration card, lease, mortgage or deed to home, credit or debit card, social security, medicare or medicaid card, Insurance card, civic, union or professional membership card, LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card or Illinois FOID card.

Acceptable pieces of mail to be used as idenitification

Any bill, transcript or report card from school, a bank statement, pay stub or pension statement, utility, medical or insurance bill, official mail from any government agency.

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