There are four ways you can vote in the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election: EARLY VOTING, GRACE PERIOD VOTING, ELECTION DAY VOTING, and VOTE BY MAIL.
1. VOTE EARLY From March 10 through April 5, 2021. You can vote at any early voting site in suburban Cook County or at the County Clerk's office downtown. Click here for a list of early voting sites and hours. The Palatine early voting site will be at 150 W. Wilson St. (same as in November). The early voting hours at the Palatine site are Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm, and Sundays from 10am-4pm.
Early voting allows you to avoid the potential complications of election day, like long lines or bad weather. Early voting also promotes the good feelings that come with making your voice heard and being part of your community!
2. GRACE PERIOD REGISTRATION AND VOTING
You can register and vote at the same time March 10 through April 5, 2021. Grace period registration and voting extends the registration period by allowing voters to register and vote until the day before an election. It is also the only way to vote if you are not registered or if your voter registration is not up to date. However, guidelines limit when and where grace period registrants can vote. During grace period registration, voters must register and vote in person at one of the locations listed on the County Clerk's website. Individuals wishing to vote during the grace period must bring two pieces of identification to register. Grace period registrants immediately cast their ballot after registering to vote.
3. VOTE ON ELECTION DAY (TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021)
Polling places are open from 6am to 7pm. To find your polling place, go to the County Clerk's website and enter the information requested.A resident who is not registered to vote may register and cast a ballot on Election Day thanks to same-day registration and voting. A person who wishes to register on Election Day must present two qualifying forms of ID.
4. VOTE BY MAIL Any registered voter can vote by mail.
Click on this link to apply for a mail ballot. Just follow the simple instructions and you'll receive a ballot in the mail sometime in March. You can mail your ballot on or before Election Day, but don’t wait that long. You can also deliver your mail ballot to the Rolling Meadows Courthouse (2121 Euclid Ave., Room 238, Rolling Meadows) between March 10th and April 6th.
If you have any questions, email DemocratsforPalatineTownship@gmail.com or call (847) 454-0134.