Our foremothers fought for it … suffrage, the right to vote … and oh, how they suffered, how they struggled. It was a long road from the July 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, to the final adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution on August 18, 1920. The movement’s founders and leading activists — Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton — died in 1906 and 1902, respectively, long before our final victory.
And in this year of all years, it’s critical that WE ALL VOTE !!!! And not just those of us receiving this email … we all need to get our nearest and dear out to vote. And we all need a plan. There are four separate ways to vote.
Voting By Mail: If you voted in any of the last three elections, you should receive an application in the mail for a mail-in ballot shortly, but there’s no need to wait — you can apply online today for a mail-in ballot. If you do, you can expect to receive your ballot in the mail around September 24th. Apply online directly with your county clerk at these links:
For Lake County …
For Cook County …
For McHenry County …
Or you can use the statewide site Illinois Votes 2020, or the national site Vote.org.
Your mail-in ballot must be postmarked by no later than <…>.
Early Voting and Early Satellite Voting: You can vote in-person at a central location for your beginning on Thursday, September 24th. On Monday, October 19th, “Early Satellite Voting” begins, meaning there’s an expanded list of places where you can vote early in person.
In-Person Voting on Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd: At your local polling place.
What with the virus and all, we recommend voting by mail … Stay safe, people!