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Voter deadline approaches

Livingston County Clerk Kristy Masching will have her office open on Saturday, March 6 from 9:00 a.m. until noon for in-person voter registration.

The in-person and mail-in registration deadline for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election is Tuesday, March 9. This includes new registrations as well as changes of address or name.

In order to register to vote: You must be a U.S. citizen; must have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day and the age of 18 on or before the Consolidated Election (April 6, 2021).

Know the facts about voter registration: (Must bring two forms of identification showing your current residence address (current government issued photo ID and a piece of mail delivered to the registrant at their address.)

· All voters must be registered to the correct physical address before casting a ballot (this includes changing apartments in the same building).

· If a voter has not cast a ballot at the last two Federal Elections, his/her registration could be inactivated.

· If you have changed your name and moved, your voter registration will need to be transferred.

· Livingston County voters needing to register to vote or change registration on Election Day, can only do so at the Livingston County Clerk’s office. Voter registration is not available at any Livingston County polling sites.

To register to vote or update your address or name on-line through Sunday, March 21:

· Must have a current driver’s license or state id with current address.

· When completed, the Illinois State Board of Elections will electronically submit your application to the County Clerk’s office.

Avoid Election Day Lines with Vote by Mail available February 25 – April 1:

· Click on the following tabs: County Services, County Clerk, Elections, Emailable Vote by Mail Ballot Application Request form.

· Request Vote by Mail Ballots no later than April 1. Returning ballots must be postmarked by midnight or returned in person to the County Clerk’s Office by 7 p.m. on April 6. (Voters must check with their local post office to find out the time for the last pickup from their post office outside/inside drop boxes for postmark date.)

Due to COVID-19, all 2021 Consolidated Election voters are encouraged to cast a ballot prior to Election Day, either by mail or during early voting. Voting by mail is an easy option for voters. You can request a vote by mail ballot through email, mail, or in person. An On-Line as well as a downloadable Vote by Mail application is available from our website.

The County Clerk’s office is located at the Historic Courthouse at 112 W. Madison St., Pontiac, Illinois. For further details contact the County Clerk’s office at 815-844-2006. Visit our website at (County Services, County Clerk, Elections) for additional election information and forms.

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