Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day. Patch welcomes letters to the editor.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Dear Editor, The General Election is just weeks away, so now is the time to ensure that everyone eligible citizen is registered to vote. The deadline to register is Oct. 9, 2012. College students, make sure that you are either registered to vote in your college town or are prepared to request an absentee ballot. Arrangements should be made for our elderly shut-ins who should be given an opportunity to vote—they should request absentee ballots. If you registered and voted before and have not moved or changed your name, you are most likely on the current voter rolls. Not sure if you are registered to vote? Contact your local board of elections to verify your voter status. Who can register to vote? If you are a U.S. Citizen, are 18 years old…
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If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now. Today is National Voter Registration Day, and thousands of local, state and national organizations have mobilized to make sure millions of people don’t miss the chance to cast their vote in this year’s elections. Six million people didn’t vote in the 2008 elections because they either did not know how to register or because they missed the voter registration deadline. The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 6 election in Illinois is Oct. 9. In order to register to vote, you must: Downers Grove residents may register at any of the following locations: Two forms of identification are needed when registering, according to election officials. If you do not register by …