By Jim Bowman
In Adams County, residents can only register on Election Day at the County Clerk's office on 5th and Vermont [Quincy], not at any other polling places,
for starters. This is in the law: you can't register in a polling place.
it's very important residents who choose to register and vote on Election Day bring a government issued identification to their polling location. [Adams County Clerk Georgia Volm] says [this?] helps voting officials [verify?] a resident's residence more quickly.
Statewide requirement? Not. She offers it as a suggestion. If voters do not, how is a residence verified? Also: how does the polling place clerk or judge verify registration?
Note that no photo-id is required for Election Day registration. Hasn't been required for voting itself. So this is friendly advice from a county clerk, offered with presumption of caring a great deal about vote fraud.
Volm notes that the new law at this point applies only to the November election, but "expects the law to carry forward and be applied to future even-numbered voting years."
Answer Book 2017
To view the full print edition of the Wednesday Journal 2017 Answer Book, please click here.
Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Oak Park and River Forest.
|Submit Letter To The Editor|
|Place a Classified Ad|