Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
 
Voter Registration Deadline Approaching
Written By David E. Smith   |   10.02.14

October 7th is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming
November 4th General Election

Just think about how many people you know who have moved or changed their name and need to re-register. Think of how many teens you know who are turning 18 and can vote for the first time this year. Consider engaging citizens who have not voted in the past to become actively involved in impacting our nation’s future!

God has blessed America with the gift of self-government — a “government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Voting is a privilege that millions of people in other parts of the world are denied.

But this unique blessing also comes with a tremendous responsibility. In Romans 13, we are told that all authorities are appointed by God. Who is the authority in America? If you look at the first three words in our U.S. Constitution, you’ll get your answer — “We the People…”

As Christians, we have a duty and a moral obligation to be involved in the democratic process. Imagine the IMPACT we could have on our government, its leadership, and our nation if we all simply registered to vote and voted our values!

Registering is Easy!

Two simple ways to register to vote:

1.  Register online, CLICK HERE.

2.  Mail-in Voter Registration Application, PRINT HERE.  Mail your completed application(s) to your local election authority (usually the county clerk). Click HERE to look up the mailing address. If you are unsure of your election authority, please contact us. Call the IFI office at (708) 781-9328 during normal business hours and we will be glad to help!

Voter Registration FAQ’s

Q. I’ve moved. Do I need to register again?
A. Yes. The easiest way to register again is to just follow the process above.

Q. My name has changed. Do I need to register again?
A. Yes. The easiest way to register again is to just follow the process above.

Q. I’m not 18 yet, but I will be soon. Can I register?
A. Yes. You may register as long as you will be 18 on or before November 4th. Just follow the process above.

Q. I sent in my form two weeks ago, but I haven’t heard anything back yet. Did it get lost?
A. You should receive confirmation 4-6 weeks after your original submission. If you do not hear from your County Clerk by then, give them a call. Click HERE for a list of County Clerk offices.

Q. I am a pastor or a church leader. Can I encourage the members at my church to register to vote and hold a voters registration drive?
A. Yes. Voter registration drives are not considered political activity. Although certain limitations are imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code and campaign laws, churches and pastors are able to engage in nonpartisan activity, particularly voter registration and voter education. There is no legal restriction whatsoever on the ability of churches to register voters or provide them candidate survey information, like the material provided in the IFI Voter Guide.

**IMPORTANT: If you are registered to vote but think you may be out of town on election day (e.g. college students, military personnel), make sure you cast an absentee ballot!

Click HERE for more information on absentee voting. If you have any questions about registering to vote or absentee voting, please call the IFI office during normal business hours at (708) 781-9328.


Spread the Word!

Do you have friends or acquaintances who could benefit from IFI’s informational emails? If you do, please forward this IFI email to them and encourage them to join our e-mail list! 

It is only because of concerned citizens like you that we are able to continue promoting pro-family values in the Prairie State. 

Thank you for helping us to reach more families!

David  E. Smith
Dave Smith is Illinois Family Institute’s executive director.  He and his wife of 25 years are blessed to be the parents of eight children. David has 20-plus-years of experience in...
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