Grace period begins for voters who miss state registration deadline

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

Evanston residents who missed Illinois’ Tuesday registration deadline for the Nov. 6 presidential election can still vote.

From Oct. 10 to Nov. 3, voters can register for the election in-person at one of six locations designated by the Cook County clerk’s office, including a Skokie office for the north suburbs, 5600 W. Old Orchard Road, room 149.

Grace-period registration is also the only option for voters who want to change their name or address and still participate in the upcoming election, according to the Cook County clerk’s website.

Immediately after registering, grace-period voters will vote on touch-screen machines, according to the clerk’s website. Registrants cannot vote on Election Day or during the early-voting period, which begins Oct. 22.

Grace-period voters need to bring two forms of identification to the clerk’s office, one of which must include the voter’s current address, according to the website.

— Manuel Rapada