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Yorkville Voter Registration Information
Below is a list of important guidelines for you to follow when you are registering to vote in Kendall County, Illinois. For more information, please refer to the contacts listed below.
Kendall County Clerk's Office
111 W. Fox Street
Yorkville, IL 60560
State of Illinois:
Illinois State Board of Election
Download a complete list of Kendall County polling locations here. A complete list of polling locations in the United City of Yorkville is available here.
For early voting information refer to the Illinois State Board of Elections at www.elections.state.il.us.
Voter Registration Requirements
• Must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 18 years of age by election day
• Must have been a resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to election day
Q. When may I register to vote?
• During the 27-day period just prior to an election
• During the 2 days after such election
Q. Where can I register to vote?
• Kendall County Clerk's Office, 111 Fox St., Yorkville
• Board of Election's office
• City and Village offices - United City of Yorkville, City Hall, 800 Game Farm Road
• Township offices
• Precinct Committeemen
• Some schools, public libraries, labor groups, civic groups and some corporations
• Military recruitment offices:
• Driver's License facilities
• Family Services offices
• Department of Public Health offices
• Department of Human Services offices
Q. What forms of identification are needed when I register?
• Two forms of identification with one showing your current residence address. If you register by mail, you must vote in person the first time you vote.
Q. Do I every have to re-register?
• No, you do not have to re-register to vote once you have already done so unless you: 1. Move to a different
address, and 2. Change your name
Q. Will I automatically be registered to vote when I renew my driver's license?
• No. But you will be given the opportunity to register to vote. If you are already registered to vote, there is no need to register again unless you changed your name or move.
Q. So, can I register to vote by mailing an application to my election office?
• Yes. Under federal law, citizens may apply to register to vote by mailing in an application. The applications are available at some public and private facilities where you live (registration forms may be printed off the Illinois State Board of Elections Web site). When you register by mail you mail-in form must be postmarked prior to the close of registration. Contact your local election office to learn more about registering by mail.
Q. If I mail in an application to vote, can I vote by absentee ballot?
• Unless a person has a disability or is in the military, persons who register by mail must vote in person at the polling place or by in-person absentee voting the first time they vote.
Q. Can I register at a public assistance office?
• Yes. Any person who requests public assistance will be given an opportunity to register to vote. Again, if you are already registered, there will be no need to register again unless you changed your name or move.
Q. When can I consider myself officially registered to vote?
• As soon as you receive a voter ID card in the mail, you can consider yourself registered. If you do not receive an ID card within three weeks after you registered, call your elections office or the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Q. What if I change my name after being registered?
• If you changed your name more than 27 days before the election and did not re-register, you cannot vote. An individual who has changed their name within 27 days of the election, and still lives in the same precinct, may vote after completing an affidavit. A woman who continues to use her maiden name after marriage may vote without having to complete an affidavit if registered under her maiden name.
Q. If I move, can I still vote?
• If you moved within 27 days of the election in the same precinct you can vote a full ballot by signing an affidavit. If you moved more than 30 days before the election within the county of municipality under a board of election commissioners, and did not transfer your registration, you can vote on a ballot for federal offices only, after completing an address correction form. If you moved within 30 days before the election outside of your precinct, but you still live in the State, and did not transfer your registration, you can vote a full ballot in your old polling place after completing an affidavit. If you moved more than 30 days before the election out of your county or municipality under the board of election commissioners and did not transfer your registration, you cannot vote.