The Will County Clerk is reminding residents to register to vote before the March 5 deadline if they want to vote in person or by mail for the April 2 consolidated municipal election.
There are several ways to register. Eligible citizens who go to the Will County Clerk’s website can print a voter registration form that can be mailed to the Will County Clerk’s Office.
The website also provides the names and contact information for deputy registrars who are available to register residents in person. Residents also can register to vote in person by visiting the Will County Clerk’s Office at 302 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet.
Residents who miss this deadline can still register by visiting the Will County Clerk’s Office starting on March 6 and continuing through Election Day to participate in grace period registration and voting. If residents choose this option, they must register and cast their ballot on the same day.
Residents can also go to their designated polling place on Election Day for same-day registration. They can visit the Will County Clerk’s website to find their polling places by typing in their address.
Early voting begins Thursday for the April 2 election. Those who want to vote early can do so from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. through Election Day at the Will County Clerk’s Office in Joliet.
The hours at the Clerk’s Office will expand to include weekend and early evening hours in late March as Election Day gets closer.
Starting March 18, residents will be able to vote early at 20 satellite locations throughout Will County.
For information, visit thewillcountyclerk.com and click the “Register to Vote” icon. Residents also can request a vote-by-mail ballot and view sample ballots on the website.