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REGISTER TO VOTE
2012 General Election: November 6, 2012
The deadline to register is this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.
Visit the State Board of Elections' page and select "Registration And Polling Place Information".
There, you can enter your first name, last name, and zip code,
and it will tell you if you're registered, and where your polling place is.
If you're not registered, register at the following locations or with the following people:
County Clerk's Office (which usually is in or near the county
Board of Election Commissioner's Office
City and Village Offices
Military Recruitment Offices
According to the Illinois State Board of Elections:
"What forms of identification may be needed when I register to vote?
Two forms of identification with at least one showing your current residence address is needed when you register in-person.
If you register by mail sufficient proof of identity is required by submission of your driver's license number or State identification card number. If you don't have either of those, verification by the last 4 digits of the your social security number, a copy of a current and valid photo identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows your name and address will be required.
A person may also demonstrate sufficient proof of identity by submission of a photo identification issued by a college or university accompanied by either a copy of the applicant's contract or lease for a residence or any postmarked mail delivered to the applicant at his or her current residence address."
We are very proud of the clean campaigns run by the ILGP
ILGP gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney received 10+% of the vote in November 2006,
and as a result the ILGP is considered to be an "established party" under state law.
October 10, 2006
The Illinois Green Party successfully navigated the tough Illinois ballot
access laws and
will have candidates on the ballot for the six state constitutional offices:
For Governor, Rich Whitney, of Carbondale
For Lieutenant Governor, Julie Samuels, of Oak Park
For Attorney General, David Black, of Rockford
For Secretary of State, Erika Schafer, of Peoria
For Treasurer, Dan Rodriguez-Schlorff, of Chicago
For Comptroller, Alicia Snyder, of Centralia
The two major party candidates apparently are afraid to debate
because they have come up with a myriad of excuses to avoid scheduling debates.
The two major party candidates promised a series of 12 debates leading to the November 7 election,
but they have had only one (at Millikin University in Decatur), and
that really wasn't a debate and they refused to allow Mr. Whitney to join them.
To learn more about political campaigns and candidates, click on the links hyperlink in the left pane.
The BIG news, of course, is that for the first time,
the Illinois Green Party filed its petition to nominate
a statewide slate of the six constitutional officers:
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Comptroller.
The Democrats have challenged the petition, but the ILGP is confident that its candidate will be on the November 2006 ballot.
Illinois Green Party candidates experienced election successes in the April 2005 Consolidated Election.
Browse the results of recent elections by clicking the hyperlinks in the left pane.