Registration & Voting Grace Period
For citizens who are qualified to vote in the General Election but who miss the standard Oct. 9, 2012 voter-registration deadline, there is a safety net.
Every day through Sat., Nov. 3, you may register to vote, update your address or file your name change during the "Grace Period."
Note: During the "Grace Period," you must register in person - and then immediately vote during that same visit. Please bring two forms of identification, at least one of which must show your current address.
Location for Grace Period Registration & Voting
Oct. 10 through Nov. 3, 2012
Chicago Election Board
69 W. Washington St., 6th Floor
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sundays: 9 am - 3 pm
To check your voter registration status: www.chicagoelections.com
Early Voting for the November 6, 2012 General Election will be offered from Mon., Oct. 22 through Sat., Nov. 3.
Voters registered in the City of Chicago may use any Early Voting site in the city, regardless of where the voters live.
Voters don't need reasons or excuses to use Early Voting - but voters do need to present government issued photo identification to use Early Voting.
Ballots cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo ballots for any reasons. It is a felony to vote more than once - or to attempt to vote more than once - in the same election.
All 51 locations will be open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Three locations (the Board's offices at 69 W. Washington, Welles Park and Mount Greenwood Park) also will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays in addition to being open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
LOCATIONS & HOURS
Ward - Location - Hours
44th Ward - Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont Ave.: Mon. thru Sat., 9 am-5 pm
For further information on voting locations in all wards visit www.ChicagoElections.com