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Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Cook County IL Grace Period Registration and Voting
Grace period registration and voting
Wednesday, October 08, 2008 - Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wed.-Fri. (Oct. 08-10) 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat.-Sun. (Oct. 11-12) 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Mon.-Fri. (Oct. 13-17) 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat. (Oct. 18) 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun. (Oct. 19) 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Mon.-Tues. (Oct. 20-21) 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

At the Cook County Clerk's office:

There is only one way to register or change your address or name during the 14-day grace period.

Grace period registrants must sign up to vote in person at one of the Clerk's six locations, either in downtown Chicago at 69 W. Washington or at one of our suburban courthouse mini-centers. Please follow this link for complete addresses.

Grace period registrants must vote in person at the Clerk's office immediately after signing up to vote.

Grace period registrants are not eligible to vote at the polls on Election Day or take part in Early Voting.

This is copied directly from Voterinfonet.com I think there's a lot of misunderstanding about this topic.

The Cook County site has links to surrounding counties. For others, check your own county's website. All is not lost if you haven't registered yet -- you may have to take time off from work to do it -- but you can vote at the same time! Not a bad deal!

Even if you think it doesn't matter, that Obama is a lock, you must vote in your local elections, for any referendums in your town that may very well affect your taxes, children, school board, and well-being, and for Congresa and State Senators/Reps.

So please, don't just blow it off.

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