Voting Starts Soon for April 6 Local Elections

Local elections are coming up soon, on Tuesday, April 6! Cable news pundits may be talking about the 2022 midterms, and even the 2024 presidential election, but first we’ve got some important voting to do in our local communities.

The upcoming Consolidated Election includes a variety of offices on the ballot like Township officials, City and Village officials, and board members for Park Districts, Library Districts, and School Districts. Your vote is important because these offices, though not often mentioned on cable news programs, can really affect people’s lives.

Here’s what you need to know right now about the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election:

•  If you are a US citizen, are 18 or older or will turn 18 by April 6th, you’re eligible to vote. If you haven’t registered yet, you can register now at ova.elections.il.gov.  The last day to register online for this election will be March 21, 2021.

•  You can vote by mail, or you can vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day.

• Countywide in-person voting for the April 6 Consolidated Election starts on Monday, March 22, 2021. If you still haven’t registered, or need to change your registration, you can register at the same time you vote – but be sure to bring two forms of identification, at least one showing your current address.

•  Registered voters can request a mail-in ballot for April 6th by going to their County Clerk’s website. County Clerks begin mailing ballots on March 12 to voters who requested them. Note that there will be no drop boxes for this election. Mail-in ballots will have to be returned either by mail or by delivering them in person to your County Clerk’s office, so request your ballot as soon as you can.

In Lake County, go to LakeVoterPower.info to request a mail-in ballot, find a sample ballot showing all the candidates you can vote for, or locate the Early Voting Site closest to your home and your assigned Election Day polling place.

 In Suburban Cook County, go to cookcountyclerkil.gov/agency/vote-mail to request a mail-in ballot. To find out who’s on your ballot, go to tenthdems.org/yourCookVoterInfo.

Questions? Email us at info@tenthdems.org.

And make sure to vote! Please remind your friends and family, too.

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