Pete Duncan, Macoupin County Clerk, would like to remind Macoupin County residents that the deadline to register to vote or update voter information for the March 17th Primary Election is February 18th.
“If voters have moved or changed their name, they will need to update their voter registration. We rely on information from the Secretary of State and other state agencies for the transfer of updated information, but this information does not always make it to our office in a timely manner,” Duncan said. “All voters are encouraged to check that their registration is up to date either online at macoupinvotes.com with the ‘Voter Lookup’ tool or by contacting the Election office.”
Duncan noted that voters have numerous options to complete their registration. Residents who would like to do so by mail may find the form available online at macoupinvotes.com. Voters can also use the online registration tool and complete their registration through the secure website. Anyone can also stop by the Election office in the Courthouse and register or contact the Election office for the location of a deputy register around the county who would be able to register them in their community.
Duncan also reminded any voters who are wishing to vote by mail that they can apply for a mail ballot now. The easiest way to apply is with the online application at macoupinvotes.com. The application can by found one the right hand side of the page under ‘What’s New’. Voters can all find a paper application to print out and mail in or can call the office to have an application mailed to them. Ballots will begin being mailed on February 6th.
If you have any questions, contact the Macoupin County Clerk’s Office at 217/854-3214, ext. 707.