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Citizens can still register to vote online or in-person

By Staff Report, Campus Desk

Although people can no longer register to vote by mail, the option to register in person and online is still open.

On Oct. 21, the online application will close but potential voters can still register in person until election day, Nov. 6.

In this year’s election, citizens will elect local, state, and congressional candidates.

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On Oct. 9 the option to register to vote by mail closed.

Those interested in voting in this year’s election must meet the requirements administered by the state of Illinois.

According to the Illinois elections website, you must be a United States citizen. You must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of the General Election.

Citizens must live in your election precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day, and must not be serving a sentence of confinement in any penal institution as a result of a conviction.

Those interested in voting may not claim the right to vote anywhere else.

Daily Egyptian campus desk can be reached at [email protected]

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