As we approach the November election, it is important to understand some general information about participating in the process. It can sometimes be confusing, so hopefully this information clears up any questions.
First, it is imperative to register to vote. The quickest and easiest way is to register online at the State Board of Elections website. The deadline to register online is October 23.
Once registered, find the appropriate assigned voting site. This will be the location on Election Day, November 8, to vote. Voters will need to enter their name and address to identify the appropriate polling location.
Early voting is also an option for those who do not want to wait until Election Day. If you would like to vote early, you can look up information about early voting locations by jurisdiction.
Important to note, there will be a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to vote on. This proposition is known as the “lockbox amendment.” Click here for information regarding the measure.
A number of local propositions could be found on the ballot as well, depending on what county and/or city/village a voter lives in. In order to view a sample ballot contact your county clerk or local election authority. Voters will enter the correct name and address, a sample ballot will pop up, showing exactly what propositions voters will face come Election Day within their area.
Hopefully this information is helpful and makes it easier to navigate the voting process.