Today is the last day to register to vote in the State of Illinois.
If you are a citizen and will be 18 years old on or before November 4, 2008 you can register to vote now for the election on November 4th.
There is no reason that anyone anywhere should have to register any later than four weeks prior to an election.
If you’re under 18 now, but will be 18 by the election – register now.
If you’re going to move in the last four weeks before the election, either early vote in your old precinct or vote absentee there. Then register with your new address in your new precinct after Election Day and you’ll be set for the next election in your new precinct.
If you’re getting married or divorced and will be changing your name, between now and then, go ahead and vote under the old name for this cycle and make the changes just after Election Day.
Same day registration and voting is just unnecessary. It isn’t as if Elections are sprung up on people. They are planned far in advance. Even special elections are planned with enough advance notice that people can be registered in advance of the election.
Same day registration is voter fraud waiting to happen.