The deadline to register to vote in next month's election is fast approaching.Those who wish to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6, must register with their local election authority by Oct. 9.
Anyone may register who is a U.S. citizen 18 years of age or older at the time of the election and a resident of their address for 30 days immediately prior to Election Day.
To register, individuals must supply two forms of identification, at least one of which must include the person's current name and address. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, Social Security card, employee ID card, student ID card, library card, insurance card, Selective Service card, civic membership card, fraternal membership card, union membership card, professional association membership card, utility bill or checkbook.
People living in the city of Peoria can register to vote at the city's Election Commission, 542 SW Adams St.; the Peoria County Clerk's office, 324 Main St., Room 101; the city clerk's office at City Hall, 419 Fulton St., Suite 401; or at public libraries within the city.
Peoria County residents can register at the county clerk's office; the city Election Commission; the Secretary of State drivers' license facility, 3311 N. Sterling Ave.; or at any public library in the county.
Tazewell County residents can register at the county clerk's office in Pekin, 11 S. Fourth St., Suite 203, as well as at municipal offices and public libraries throughout the county.
Woodford County residents can register at the county clerk's office on the first floor of the county courthouse in Eureka, 115 N. Main St., Suite 103, as well as at municipal offices and public libraries throughout the county.
Mail-in registration forms are also available online at each election authority's website.
Those who do not register to vote by Oct. 9 but who still wish to vote in the upcoming election may still register in person with their election authority during a "grace period" running from Oct. 10 through Nov. 3, but those individuals must vote at the time of registration.