Glen Ellyn League to host National Voter Registration Day events Sept. 19
The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn is holding several voter registration drives in the area to mark National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The League is asking eligible community members if they are "Vote Ready" by registering to vote, or ensuring that their voter registration is up to date with current address or name change information.
National Voter Registration Day is the nation's biggest nonpartisan civic holiday dedicated to getting every eligible American registered to vote for their next election. Nationally, only 65% of those eligible to vote are registered, and many who are registered do not vote.
"National Voter Registration Day allows us to get citizen's attention prior to any registration deadlines, so they can register or update their registration. We are particularly excited about reaching out to Glen Ellyn students who can register to vote as long as they will be 18 before Nov. 5th, 2024" said David Evans, Co-director of Voter Services for the Glen Ellyn League.
"Voting is our voice and our civic duty, and we want everyone to be enfranchised," he continued.
National Voter Registration events in Glen Ellyn area on Sept. 19.
• Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane St., from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the front door portico (all eligible community members);
• Glenbard West High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the fourth-floor bridge (students/staff only);
• Glenbard South from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the main door (#4) (students/staff only);
• Glenbard EastHigh School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (location tbd) (students/staff only);
• College of DuPage from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Resource Center behind the coffee shop Brew 425 (all eligible community members)
Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don't update their registration, or aren't sure how to register.
To register in Illinois:
• You must be a United States citizen.
• You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the primary election and turn 18 on or before the date of the general or consolidated election.
• You must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
• You must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.
• You may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.
• You need two forms of identification, one of which shows your current address. You do not need a photo ID to register. If registering online, you need your driver's license/Illinois state ID and know the last four digits of your Social Security number.
For more information about National Voter Registration Day events, visit lwvge.org.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.