Grace period registration extended through Election Day

By on August 27, 2014

KANE COUNTY—Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham would like to inform Kane County residents that the grace period registration has been extended through Election Day. This extension of grace period registration applies only to the November 2014 General Election.

Illinois state law states that “During the 2014 general election, an unregistered qualified elector may register to vote, and a registered voter may submit a change of address form, in person at any permanent polling place for early voting established under Section 19A-10 through election day.”

The state law also states that registered, grace-period voters wishing to vote must do so by grace period voting. Grace period registration will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Kane County Clerk’s Office. Grace period registration will be extended until the polls close on Tuesday, Nov. 4, for the General Election only. Two forms of current identification are required. Voters must vote after their voter registration is processed.

The Kane County Clerk’s Office is located in Building B at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31), Geneva.

To register, a person must be a United States citizen, 18 years old on or before the date of the General Election, a resident of the precinct for 30 days prior to the election, and provide two forms of identification, one of which shows their current name and address.

Kane County residents may check their registration online by going to—click on the “Are you registered?” link and follow the directions on the page.

For additional information call the Elections Office at (630) 232-5990.