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EUREKA - Woodford County Clerk Debbie Harms has released a summary of voting information prior to the March 20 primary. Specifics are as follows:

Voter registration

All persons may register to vote who are citizens of the United States and will be 18 years of age on or before March 20, 2018 General Primary Day (17 years of age to vote in a General Primary if the individual will be 18 as of the following General Election) and will have lived in the State of Illinois and in the precinct of residence 30 days prior to the date of the General Primary Election

If an individual is registered but his/her latest Voter Identification Card does not reflect the current address, he/she must report the changes in writing. If there is a name change, he/she must re-register. Registration and name changes require two forms of ID, one with current name and address

Tuesday, Feb. 20 is the last day for voter registration or transfer with Deputy Registrars before the General Primary Election

Online voter registration continues through March 4. Voters can access this at the county website www.woodford-county.org – hover over “Government” – Election and Voting Information – Applications – Voter Registration Online Application or Voter Registration Printable Application (PDF)

Grace period registration or change of address will begin on Feb. 21, and end on March 20 only within the County Clerk’s Office.  Use of the privilege requires the applicant to present two form of ID, one with current name/address, and to vote on the day of application

Vote by mail

Vote by mail applications will be available through March 15. Ballots will not be mailed any earlier than Feb. 8 and continue through March 15. Ballots must be postmarked or returned by March 20

Applications for Ballot are available for printable download or online submission at www.woodford-county.org – hover over “Government” – Election and Voting Information – Applications – Vote By Mail-Online Application or Vote By Mail-Printable Application (PDF).  An application can also be requested by calling the Woodford County Clerk’s Office

Early voting

Early voting in Woodford County will be conducted on the following dates prior to the March 20 General Primary Election. Early voting allows all registered voters to cast their ballots prior to Election Day. Identification is not required and no excuse or reason is necessary to apply. Early votes are not tabulated until the polls close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. All early voting in Woodford County will take place at the Woodford County Courthouse, 115 N. Main St., Room 104 in Eureka.

Thursday, Feb. 8 & Friday, Feb. 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 12, Courthouse closed

Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 13 to Feb. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 19, Courthouse closed

Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 20 to 23, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday, Feb. 26 to March 2, 8 a.m to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday, March 5 to March 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Wednesday, March 12 to March 14, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, March 15, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, March 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 17, 8 a.m. to noon

Monday, March 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Illinois residents may check their registration online by going to www.elections.il.gov and clicking “Voters” and then clicking “Am I Registered to Vote in Illinois."

If there are any questions regarding one's registration, contact the clerk's office, (309) 467-2822.

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