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Residents soon can register to vote online

Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 1:01 p.m. CDT

GENEVA – Kane County residents soon will be able to visit the State Board of Elections website and register to vote online.

Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham issued a news release Friday, informing that the state has implemented a new law regarding paperless online voter application, or online voter registration. The new law takes effect Tuesday, July 1.

The State Board of Elections will route the online voter applications to the county cerk’s office for processing and confirming the applicants are qualified to become registered voters in Kane County, the release stated. Kane County residents can visit the Illinois State Board of Elections Online Voter Application website, https://ova.elections.il.gov to register to vote. Or, they can visit the Illinois State Board of Elections main website, www.elections.state.il.us.

Residents may visit the Kane County Elections website, www.kanecountyelections.org, and click on “Register to Vote” tab at the top left column to find the link to the Illinois State Board of Elections website. If residents have any questions, they can contact the Kane County Clerk’s Office at 630-232-5990.

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