Illinois voter registration deadline is today

The November 2 general election is just four weeks from away, which means the deadline to registered to vote is today, Oct. 5.

Equality Illinois, a gay rights advocacy group, considers this an important election for LGBT rights in Illinois. 

Voters in this election will elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, comptroller, U.S. Senate, representatives in Congress, state senators and representatives in the General Assembly, certain county offices and judges. reports that Illinois residents can confirm they are registered to vote through the State Board of Elections website.

Illinois residents can register at any driver services facility, you will need to bring two forms of ID. The registration requirements to be eligible to vote are: be a citizen of the United States; be at least 18 years old by Election Day; and have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.

For those eligible voters needing to register, a Voter Registration card is available online (PDF). For more information go to


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