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Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:52 PM

Check the status of your Illinois voter registration on-line

It's easy to check the status of your voter registration and to find your polling place location on-line:

http://www.elections.il.gov/VotingInformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx



Never take the right to vote for granted.

Jean Kaczmarek, Democratic Candidate for DuPage County Clerk

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Reply Check the status of your Illinois voter registration on-line (Original post)
Jean4CountyClerk Aug 2014 OP
4b5f940728b232b034e4 Aug 2014 #1
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4b5f940728b232b034e4 Aug 2014 #8
4b5f940728b232b034e4 Aug 2014 #9
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #5
4b5f940728b232b034e4 Aug 2014 #6
Dragonfli Aug 2014 #7
4b5f940728b232b034e4 Aug 2014 #10
lunasun Aug 2014 #3
Snarkoleptic Aug 2014 #4
frazzled Aug 2014 #11
Jean4CountyClerk Aug 2014 #12

Response to Jean4CountyClerk (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:56 PM

1. Interesting

 

King County Washington (Seattle) has the same sort of site:

https://info.kingcounty.gov/elections/ballottracker.aspx

It shows you if your vote had been thrown away. Mine has the past seven years.

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Response to 4b5f940728b232b034e4 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 10:58 PM

2. Thrown away?

What did you do about it?

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Response to Jean4CountyClerk (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:27 AM

8. ?

 

What could I do about it?

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Response to Jean4CountyClerk (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:33 AM

9. sigh

 

They have a contact phone number of 206-296-VOTE, but you can call it yourself to verify that they don't give a damn.

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Response to 4b5f940728b232b034e4 (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 11:23 PM

5. I hope you don't mind my asking, but why did you choose a hexadecimal number for a name? /nt

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:20 AM

6. well

 

It's the MD5 checksum of green.

To answer the King County part, most valid votes are thrown in the trash.

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Response to 4b5f940728b232b034e4 (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:25 AM

7. Thank you, I know it was off topic, but I was just curious.

Welcome to DU

There are very serious issues regarding our votes, it is something that needs to be fully investigated and for the life of me I do not know why it is all just let go in most cases instead.

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Response to Dragonfli (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:40 AM

10. LOL

 

Fully investigated? Ha! Their kind just throws away our votes. My vote hasn't counted a single time since I moved back to Seattle over seven years ago.

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Response to Jean4CountyClerk (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 11:12 PM

3. Thank you


Good luck

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Response to Jean4CountyClerk (Original post)

Sat Aug 2, 2014, 11:21 PM

4. K&R

Spread the word as we don't want to follow Florida down the "oops, we elected a creepy billionaire" rabbit hole.

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Response to Jean4CountyClerk (Original post)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 12:44 AM

11. Your local election authority probably is a better bet

Unless perhaps you live in a rural area. I've been using the Chicago Board of Elections website , for years. There (see http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/home.html and http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html ) you see not just your polling place, but much more:

Verify your voter registration
Locate your polling place
Obtain a sample ballot
Find contact information for your public officials
Check the status of your absentee ballot
Apply online for an absentee ballot

You don't register to vote with the state, but rather with your municipality. It's important not just to be registered and to be sure of your polling place (mine changed this past year), but to be able to study the sample ballot for upcoming races for your city, state, and federal offices (these will all be different, depending on where you live, with lots of local offices and judgeships, and different US Representatives, even).

For every primary and election, I print up a sample ballot and do lots of research, and then bring my "cheat sheet" ballot to the poll. I can also check election returns on the same site, after I've voted.

It's a good service from the state, but it's not complete enough to help inform voters fully.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 3, 2014, 02:19 PM

12. Yes

There are counties which do have this information on-line. I was sending out general info the entire state. It's a very quick way to find out whether or not you're in the database. If you should be and aren't, then you need to resolve it at your county clerk's office unless you live in DuPage County. DuPage is the only county in the state with an independent county-wide electoral board. One would need to go to the Election Commission to resolve not being in the database.

Never take the right to vote for granted.

Jean Kaczmarek, 2014 Democratic Candidate for DuPage County Clerk

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