If you were planning on voting November 6, 2012 in the General Election, but you did not register to vote before the October 9 deadline, there is a safety net in place for you. From October 10 to November 3, grace period registration and voting is available for those who have not yet registered to vote or need to update voting information (address or name change, etc). This designated “grace period” is the only way to register or change your voting information before the election. All people registering to vote during the grace period must do so in person and then vote immediately after in the same visit using touch screen voting equipment; grace period registrants are not eligible to vote at the polls on Election Day or participate in Early Voting. To register in person, you must present two forms of identification, one of which shows your current address.
To register during grace period, visit the office of the election authority in your jurisdiction or at a voter registration location specifically designated by the election authority.
Mondays-Fridays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clerk's downtown office (69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor) and five suburban courthouse locations.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor only
Sundays, Oct. 14 & 21: 9 a.m. to noon at 69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor only
Sunday, Oct. 28: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 69 W. Washington, Fifth Floor only