Time is running out to get registered to vote in the March primary.
The deadline to register vote or change registration is this Tuesday February 21. DeWitt County Clerk Dana Smith says when you come to register you need have two forms of identification, one with your correct name and one with your correct address. She adds there is also special instructions for anyone that may have recently moved. She adds anyone new to DeWitt County does need to re-register.
For those with children, busy work schedules or the procrastinators, there is an opportunity this Saturday to register as well. Smith explains her office will be open from 8:30 until noon this Saturday.
If there is anyone that cannot register by the Tuesday deadline and cannot take advantage of the Saturday opportunity, there is what is called "Grace Period" registration and voting. Smith explains that begins Wednesday, February 22. However, she says you do have to vote at the time of your registration.
The deadline to get those abesentee ballots sent out is also running out. Smith explains those voting from out of the area need to get their requests submitted for an absentee ballot. Absentee ballot request forms are also available at the Illinois State Board of Elections website at www.elections.il.gov.
Again, the County Clerks office will be open this Saturday from 8:30 until noon to register to vote or change registration. To get more information about any of the guidelines for registering to vote, absentee ballots or "Grace Period" registration and voting, you can contact the County Clerks Office at 935-7780. The deadline to register to vote in the March Primary is coming up this Tuesday February 21.