Coles County Board of Elections Immediate Release: Nov. 30, 2016
Office: Voter Registration Office
Representative: Benjamin Leman
Address: 157 W. Washington St., Charleston, Ill.
Registering for the upcoming primaries
With the municipal primary elections approaching, the Coles County Board of Elections released instructions and guidelines to ensure a smooth process for registering to vote in
the local community.
The deadline to be a registered voter in the municipal primary is April 16, 2017, with applications needing to be postmarked by that date. For applications, voters can call the Voter Registration Office at 217-555-1212 or email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For information regarding the primary candidates, go to email@example.com.
The form cannot be submitted online and must be filled out and mailed to the County Voter Registration Office, 157 W. Washington St., Charleston, Ill. Registration forms are also free of charge. Applicants must indicate any name change, address, and or party affiliation.
Also available on the same email and phone line are absentee ballots for those with illness, disability, or anything preventing voters from going to the polls on election day.
Applications for absentee ballots must be received by May 8 and be returned to the county courthouse by 5 p.m. three days after. Ballots must be received in person or through the United States Postal Service.
For further questions on the voting process or questions in regards to election day, please contact the Coles County voting representative at 217-867-5309.