By: Nana Aduba-Amoah
Although yesterday was the last day for Illinois voters to register early for the upcoming Gubernatorial election, there’s still time to cast your ballot before November 6.
“In Illinois, voter registration never closes,” Illinois State Board of Elections official, Matt Dietrich, said in a report by Illinois News Network. “You can register right up to, and on Election Day itself. The only difference is that, beginning on Oct. 10, if you go in to register to vote at your county clerk’s office and register in person, you will have to vote at the same time you register.”
Registered voters can also request an absentee ballot by mail. Voters waiting until election day can cast their vote at local ballots anytime between 6 am and 7 pm on November 6.
Voting eligibility is limited to individuals who are 18 years of age or older (or turn 18 on the date of the general election), reside in the state of Illinois, and are current citizens of the United States, according to Illinois State Board of Election’s website.
This year’s candidate for Illinois governor and lieutenant governor in include democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker, republican candidate Sam McCann, and Grayson “Kash” Jackson of the libertarian party. For more information about candidates on the ballot this year, visit: www.ontheissues.org/2018_IL_Gov.htm