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Residents soon can register to vote online

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

The state has implemented a new law regarding paperless online voter application, or online voter registration, said Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham in a news release Friday.

The new law takes effect July 1. The State Board of Elections will route the online voter applications to the county clerk’s office for processing and confirming the applicants are qualified to vote in Kane County, the news release said. Kane County residents can visit the Illinois State Board of Elections Online Voter Application website at 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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