VOTING RULES

FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS (September 19, 2010): The Frankfort Township Republican Organization (FTRO) urges all Illinois citizens to vote in the upcoming Illinois General Election on Tuesday, November 2nd.

In order to register to vote, citizens MUST REGISTER BY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5th by proving that they are a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization, are 18 years old by Election Day, and are a resident of their precinct 30 days prior to the election date. Two forms of identification are required in order to register: one must show the current residence address of the applicant and provide proof of age (e.g. a current Driver’s License). Other suggested forms of identification are a birth certificate, social security card, utility bill, student I.D. card, Public Aid I.D. card, Employee Card, or a Civic, Union or Professional Association Membership card. All persons must be registered under their legal name.

There is a grace period for registration in Will County from October 6th – October 26th if the citizen has recently located in a new neighborhood. For those citizens, they must register at the County Clerk’s Office in Joliet where they will receive a provisional ballot.

Absentee Voting begins on September 23rd. Early Voting will begin on October 11th at the Will County Clerk’s Office ONLY. It will begin on October 12 and be held until October 28th at the Frankfort Township Building Office, as well as the Mokena and Frankfort Village Halls.

For further information regarding early voting sites or voting by absentee ballot, please contact the Will County Clerk’s Office, located at 302 N. Chicago Street in Joliet, Illinois 60423 by telephone at 815-740-4620, fax at 815-740-4699, or visit their website: www.willclrk.com. In addition, you may contact Margo McDermed, Frankfort Township Clerk, at 815-469-4907.

For further information regarding candidates running in the upcoming election, you may contact Ed Ronkowski, FTRO Chairman, at 708-479-4417 or Nella Piccolin, FTRO Vice Chairman, at 815-469-4996.