Editor's Note: The following is part 1 of a series of Election 2020 tips offered by the DeKalb County League of Women Voters ahead of the Nov. 3 General Election.
On Sept. 22, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November.
This will be the ninth annual such event with support from both corporate and community partners growing each year.
The League of Women Voters of DeKalb County, IL is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day community partner. On September 22, the League and friends will register voters and help community members check their voter registration online at the following locations:
-Noon to 4 p.m., Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, near the gazebo
-11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flamingo Restaurant & Ice Cream, 1029 Pleasant Street, DeKalb
Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road, Cortland, IL, 9 A. M. - 9 P.M. (815) 756-7274
**DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL, 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. (815) 756-9568
Sandwich Public Library, 925 S. Main Street, Sandwich, IL, 10 A.M. - 6P.M. (815) 786-8308
**Sycamore Public Library, 103 E. State Street, Sycamore, IL, 10A.M. - 5P.M. (815) 895-2500
**Please call these locations for voter registration appointments.
Because of COVID-19 precautions, you are asked to wear a face mask and observe social distancing protocols while registering to vote at these locations. You will need to bring two forms of identification, one of which lists the address where you currently live. While these libraries are making a special effort to make Deputy Registrars available for you on National Voter Registration Day, they all have staff members who are Deputy Registrars.
While it is a good idea to call in advance to check for availability of Deputy Registrars, especially in the time of coronavirus, you can register to vote in most of these libraries most of the days that they are open.
If you cannot physically go to one of these locations you can register to vote in Illinois online at ova.elections.il.gov. You can also check at that same address if you are still registered to vote where you think you are registered to vote and confirm your polling place.
The website www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country. Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. Nearly 3 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day in 2012.
For inquiries about National Voter Registration Day, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “National Voter Registration Day” in the subject line.
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