The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County is launching an extensive campaign to register new voters before the Nov. 6 General Election, according to a release issued Wednesday.
The deadline to register to vote in Illinois is Oct. 9.
“This election is about everyone standing up for the things that matter most to us and our families. That means registering and voting,” league President Sarah Collins said in a release. “Whether we care most about college affordability, job opportunities, America’s place in the world or other important issues, we all deserve the chance to weigh in and make our vote count.”
League volunteers will be registering voters on:Saturday, Sept. 8: 9 a.m. to noon Geneva Public Library
Saturday, Sept. 15:1 to 4 p.m.
Geneva Public Library Monday, Sept. 17:
9 a.m. to noon
Waubonsee–Aurora Monday, Sept. 17: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Waubonsee–Sugar Grove Saturday, Sept. 22: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Batavia Public Library Monday, Sept. 24: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delnor Wellness Center
Tuesday, Sept. 25:9 a.m. to noon Waubonsee–Aurora Tuesday, Sept. 25: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Waubonsee–Sugar Grove
Saturday, Sept. 29:10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Batavia Public Library Tuesday, Oct. 2: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delnor Wellness Center Tuesday, Oct. 2: 7 to 9 p.m. Batavia Public Library Thursday, Oct. 4: 7 to 9 p.m. Batavia Public Library Saturday, Oct. 6: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Batavia Public Library Monday, Oct. 8: 10 a.m. to noon St. Charles Library Tuesday, Oct. 9: 10 a.m. to noon
St. Charles Library
Tuesday, Oct. 9:7 to 9 p.m. Batavia Public Library
According to U.S. Census Bureau data, nonpartisan groups like the League of Women Voters are responsible for registering large numbers of voters, including young people, new citizens and Americans without college degrees, who otherwise would have been left out of the voting process, the release states. Nationwide, league volunteers are hosting hundreds of registration events in an attempt to bring tens of thousands of new voters onto the rolls.
According to the league, to be eligible to register and to vote, one must be a U.S. citizen, be 18 years old by Nov. 6, 2012, and live in the precinct for 30 days prior to the next election. People who want to register must bring either a driver’s license or a Social Security card and another form of identification. A list of acceptable IDs can be found at http://www.kanecountyelections.org/VoterRegistration/Registration.aspx#FormsOfID
For more registration information, contact League Voter Service co-Chairwomen Jean Pierce at email@example.com or Barbara King at 1-630-879-2263.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization, with 800 affiliates across the county. The league encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy thorough education and advocacy. Membership is open to all men and women older than 18.