Register to Vote
Registering to vote allows you to participate in the electoral process and gives you the power to make a difference in deciding who will serve in elected office.
Registering to vote has never been easier or more convenient. You can register in person or you can download registration forms and register through the mail.
Grace period registration and voting extend the registration period by allowing voters to register to vote up to three days before an election. However, guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote.
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Grace Period Registration and Voting
Grace Period Registration and Voting extends the registration period by allowing voters to register and vote until the Monday before an election. Guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote – during the 27 day grace period, voters must register and vote in person at one of the Clerk’s designated grace period locations.
Individuals wishing to vote during the grace period must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address. Grace period registrants must immediately cast their ballot after registering to vote.
Election Day Registration and Voting
On Election Day, voters who are not registered to vote can register and vote at their home precinct only. Any voter who is not registered and needs to know where to go to register and vote on Election Day can utilize the Clerk’s online Your Voter Information Tool to find their proper polling place by address or birthday.
Voters planning on registering to vote or updating their address on Election Day must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address.