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Voter Registration Deadlines Announced for Williamson County

Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes (Photo: Williamson County, IL government website)

MARION – Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes has announced the deadlines to register to vote for the Nov. 3 General Election.

Barnes says if you want to register to vote in person and will be 18 years of age on or before Election Day, live in Illinois and have been a resident of the precinct for 30 days prior to the date of the General Election you may register to vote by bringing two forms of identification with at least one showing your current address when you register to vote. The last day is October 6, 2020.

The deadline to register online is October 18, 2020, you will need a valid driver’s license or ID go to www.williamsoncountyil.gov click on “Election Info” button and then select the “Online Registration” button.

Should you miss the October 6, 2020 deadline, you may register to vote or change your address at the County Clerk’s office during Grace Period Registration which begins October 7, 2020 and ends on November 3, 2020.  You must also vote at the time of registering at the County Clerk’s office as required by law.  You will not be allowed to vote at your polling place on Election Day.

Visit www.williamsoncountyil.gov and click the “Election Info” button to check to see if you are registered to vote, apply for a vote by mail ballot or check the status of your vote by mail ballot. You can also see a sample ballot, polling place list, early voting information and hours.

The County Clerk’s office is located in the Williamson County Administration Building, located at 407 N. Monroe, Suite 119 in Marion. Call 998-2112 if you have questions.