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Voter registration info released

Livingston County Clerk Kristy Masching will have her office open on Saturday, February 17, from 9:00 a.m. until noon for in-person voter registration. The in-person and mail-in registration deadline for the March 20 Primary Election is Tuesday, February 20, 2018 which 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 at least 18 by Election Day.

Know the facts about voter registration:

  • 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 February 19:

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

  • Go Online to:

  • Click the “Voter” icon at the top of the page.

  • To begin, Click “Online Voter Registration” and follow the instructions.

  • 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 8 – March 15:

  • Go Online:

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

The County Clerk’s office is located at the Historic Courthouse at 112 W. Madison St., Pontiac, Illinois. For further details contact County Clerk Kristy Masching at (815) 842-9313 or Elections Deputy Gail Smythe at 815-842-9318. Visit our website at (County Services, County Clerk, Elections) for sample ballots and additional election information and forms.

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