Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser encourages eligible residents who wish to register to vote or update their voter registration to take advantage of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Montgomery County residents who are at least 17 years old and who will become 18 years old on or before the Nov. 8 General Election are also eligible to register to vote now, and may also vote at the June 28, 2022 general primary election.
Leitheiser reminds voters they must completely re-register to vote if their name has changed or if they have moved to Montgomery County. Voters who have moved within the county and/or precinct can update their registration address either by completing the voter transfer information on the back of their current Voter’s Identification card or by completing the voter address change form which can be downloaded and printed from the county website at www.montgomeryco.com. Voter registration documents can be mailed to the County Clerk’s office in Hillsboro at P.O. Box 595, Hillsboro, IL 62049 or provided to the office in person.
Qualifications to register to vote in the Illinois general primary elections are: U.S. Citizenship, age 17 on or by primary election day if will be age 18 by general election day, and resident of the precinct for 30 days by the June 28, 2022 general primary election.
When registering to vote, applicants will be requested to provide documentation of their identity and current physical address.
A person may also register to vote at Illinois Secretary of State’s driver facilities as they update their drivers’ license or Illinois State Photo ID or register online at ova.elections.il.gov.
For information about registering to vote, residents are encouraged to go to the county website at www.montgomeryco.com, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (217) 532-9530 or stop by the office on the first floor of the Historic Courthouse in Hillsboro during Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. business hours.