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Now’s the time to register to vote

September 6, 2016

Election 2016 meme(1)This is the final stretch until voting begins in the all-important 2016 election for president, U.S. Senate, Congress, the Illinois General Assembly and other races. Are you ready?

Passage of the state ban on conversion therapy. The end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the military. The Obama Administration executive order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors. These laws and policies were made possible only because people like you registered and voted for officials who support LGBT rights.

Check out our Voter Registration Guide to learn how you can take care of your registration needs in a manner of minutes online, through the mail or in person at voter registration events at the Center on Halsted.

Election Day is Nov. 8, but early voting begins in Illinois on Sept. 29. Your vote counts!



Beat Tonight’s Deadline: Register Today!

October 7, 2014

v card JohnTODAY is the last day to register in Illinois for the important Nov. 4 general election, which is four weeks from today.

Click on the REGISTER link below, and you can:
1. Check your registration status and make sure your address is up to date
2. Register today for anywhere in Illinois
3. Request an absentee ballot, which is available to any voter for any reason, making it easy to vote at home

This election will chose the governor and other statewide officials for the next four years and determine the make up of the next General Assembly and U.S. Congress. ACT TODAY!



Get Your ‘V Card’ in Person at First Friday

September 3, 2014

VCard Launch PartyJoin Equality Illinois at this First Friday for the launch party for the Get Your V Card campaign for voter registration.

The campaign includes an Equality Illinois ad on YouTube that the chicagoist blog says is “the cheekiest voter registration ad ever.” The Huffington Post takes it a step further, saying, “The ad’s porn-tastic soundtrack certainly goes a long way toward spicing it up.” In the ad, polling place clerks Doris and Betty deploy their best come hither looks to welcome the new voters, who happen to be two handsome young men carrying their V Cards – voter registration cards.

So come to Sidetrack this Friday, Sept. 5, for a launch party for the V Card ad and the voter registration drive, at 6-8 PM at Sidetrack Video Bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., Chicago and featuring some of the volunteer stars of the commercial and the usual First Friday fun.



Folks Are Getting Their V Cards at the State Fair

August 11, 2014

State Fair V Card 2014Folks are signing up to #GetYourVCard at the Illinois State Fair this week.

You can do electronic registration for any voting jurisdiction in the state right in the Equality Illinois booth on the fairgrounds. Or check your registration status.

Find Equality Illinois in the southeast corner of the fairgrounds near the entrance at Sangamon Avenue and Peoria Road now through the end of the fair on August 17.

Or you can #GetYourVCard online at www.GetYourVCard.org.


See You at the State Fair and Market Days

August 8, 2014

August events 2014#GetYourVCard at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield – NOW OPEN through August 17 – and this weekend at Northalsted Market Days in Chicago.

Visit the Equality Illinois booth at both events for convenient online voter registration or to check your voting status. Also check up on the latest LGBT issues. See you at the fairs!

And you can also #GetYourVCard at home at www.GetYourVCard.org.



August 1, 2014
Get Your V Card v5

Today we are sharing with Equality Illinois supporters a preview of our Get Your V-Card campaign, a statewide effort to make sure voters are ready to cast a ballot in the upcoming general election – so we can defend our historic victories in November!

The campaign will be launched throughout the state on Monday. Get Your V Card is geared at making your voting experience as easy as possible, including connecting you to the new state service that enables Illinois residents to register online.

GetYourVcard.org is a one-stop location for voters who want to register to vote online, verify if their registration is up to date, and, come September 25, request an absentee ballot. You can start today and not wait for the public launch on Monday.

Whether you are a first-time voter, a regular voter who recently changed your address, or someone just curious about the rules for voting, we’re here to help. Go to GetYourVcard.org and follow the easy steps:
1) Commit to vote in November
2) Verify you are registered to vote at your current address
3) Register to vote using the online form
4) Request an absentee ballot (available September 25)

Share this video on Facebook and Twitter, and please remind your friends to #GetYourVcard!