If you haven’t yet registered to vote, get it off your to-do list now.
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 Illinois is Tuesday, Oct. 9. On that day, the Will County Clerk's office, 302 N. Chicago St. in Joliet, will stay open until 6 p.m. to allow voters to register.
But why wait until the last minute — or make the trek all the way to Joliet? Here’s where you can register right here in Plainfield in time for the Nov. 6 elections:
- Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St. (Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday)
- Plainfield Township Office, 22525 W. Lockport St. (available from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment by calling 815-436-8308)
- State Rep. Tom Cross' office, 24047 W. Lockport St., Ste. 213
- Village of Plainfield, 24401 W. Lockport St., Plainfield (open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday)
The Plainfield Public Library is hosting a voter registration drive daily now through Oct. 9. The event will take place on the library's lower level.
You can also download a voter registration form from the Will County Clerk's office website by clicking here and mail or deliver it to the county clerk's office at 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60432. The form must be mailed no later than 28 days before the election.
To register in person, voters need to bring two forms of ID such as a driver's license, Social Security card, utility bill, employee or student ID, lease or contract for a residents or credit card.