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Will County Clerk announces new voting rules

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Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots has issued a news release outlining rules for early voting and grace period registration/voting for the Nov. 4 election in light of a new state law enacted July 1.

Early voting will extend through Nov. 2.

Grace period registration/voting has been extended through the closing of the polls at 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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Governor Pat Quinn signs same-day voter registration bill

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Illinois residents will be able to register to vote on Election Day, have more time to vote early and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early under a plan signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

Supporters wanted a trial run with the new rules, so the law only applies to the elections in November, with the goal of expanding it later.

Quinn called the plan critical to a democracy and said he wanted to make voting “as easy as possible.”

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National Voter Registration Day

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In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. In 2013, we want to make sure no one is left out.

On September 24, 2013, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will "hit the streets" for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities--allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters or more who we could not reach otherwise.

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Grace period offers voter registration option

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Illinois election law allows residents who missed Tuesday’s voter registration deadline to sign up as late as three days before Election Day, but they have to go to their local election authority to do it.

In DuPage County, that means heading to the offices of the Election Commission, on the first floor of the DuPage County government headquarters at 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. For Will County residents, it requires a trip to the offices of County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots, 302 North Chicago St., Joliet.

And there’s another catch: it demands multitasking. Those who take advantage of the grace period option have to cast their votes immediately after signing up.

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