Lake Forest group helps voters register
Updated: September 18, 2012 5:20PM
LAKE FOREST — Along with hundreds of other nonprofit organizations all over the country, the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff is participating in National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Sept. 25.
In 2008, more than 6 million people didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register, the League said in a press release. This year, a nationwide network of local organizations is working to enable citizens to exercise their right to vote.
The League will have deputy registrars at PostNet, 825 S. Waukegan Road in Lake Forest from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those who have not already registered or who have moved recently and need to change their address are encouraged to stop by.
Bring two pieces of current identification, and registrars will help.
A week earlier, League members will register voters at two other locations. The first is at Registrars also will be at Lake Forest Place, 1100 Pembridge Drive, Lake Forest, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy, the press release said. For more information, visit www.lwv-lflb.org. The League welcomes men and women, and has more than 800 local and state affiliates.