Last Minute Voter Registeration Drive

By Vanessa Johnson

Last Minute Voter Registeration Drive

October 9, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 2:12 AM CDT

PEORIA, Il. -- With just four weeks until the presidential election, if you're not signed up to vote, Tuesday is an important day.

Throughout the state citizens are lining up to register.

Those who recently turned 18, changed their name, or moved-- must register or re-register by midnight October 9th.

The Peoria NAACP is offering a helping hand to those late registrants.

Stationed in the Campustown parking lot on University street, volunteers are hoping to register more than 500 citizens by midnight.

"It takes this, it just seems like people wait until the last minute to register," says Jackie Petty, NAACP Political Chair.

"This is an important election, and I think it is essential to get everyone out here, and give them the opportunity to register to vote," William Purnell, Late Registrant.

If you can not make the midnight deadline for voter registration, there is a grace period through November 3rd, registrants must visit their local board of elections office and cast their ballot all at once.

Visit www.elections.il.gov for more information.