State Senator Heather Steans

Voter Registration Information

I am writing to remind you that the last day to register to vote in Illinois is Tuesday, October 7.  I have received a number of calls and e-mails today from constituents requesting more information on voter registration.

Information in this e-mail

Find your polling place and check your voter registration status.
– IMPORTANT REMINDER:  You must re-register if you have moved.
– Locations where you can register to vote.
– Early voting runs from October 13 to October 30.

Check your voter registration status.
Chicago residents can visit
You must re-register if you have moved.

Remember that you MUST re-register to vote if you have moved since you last registered. It doesn’t matter if you have moved within the same neighborhood or precinct, if your address has changed, you must re-register.

Locations where you can register to vote.

You can register by visiting the office that I share with Congresswoman Schakowsky, Alderman Smith, and Representative Osterman at 5533 N. Broadway from 9am to 5pm today and tomorrow.  These forms will be taken directly to the Chicago Board of Elections.

In addition, you can register to vote at any elected official’s office or libary in my district.
Here are the downtown voter registration locations:

Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington, Suite 600
8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Chicago City Hall Lobby (Tuesday only)
121 N. LaSalle
8:00 a.m. to 12 Midnight
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Finally, You can also download a voter registration application This application must be postmarked by October 7, 2008.

Early voting information.

I am also highly encouraging residents to vote before November 4 this year.  Early voting runs from October 13 to 30th.  There is already a record number of people who have registered this year, meaning long lines at the polling places on November 4.  You do not need an excuse to vote early.

Early voting will begin Monday, October 13 and run October 30.  You can vote at any of these locations downtown and in the district regardless of where you are registered.  You must bring a government photo ID to vote early.
·         Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington
·         Edgewater Library, 1210 W. Elmdale
·         Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson
·         Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside
·         Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln
·         Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers
·         Warren Park, 6601 N. Western

Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The downtown location only is also open
Sunday 9 a.m. – Noon.

You can still vote absentee.  The deadline for requesting an application is October 31, but you are urged to send in your application as soon as possible.

Please feel free to contact my office with any questions you may have. Call 773-769-1717 or e-mail with any questions.


Heather A. Steans
State Senator