Voter registration deadline ahead for March 15 primary

CHICAGO (AP) — An important deadline for Illinois voters is just around the corner. Online voter registration for the 2016 general primary will close Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. The Illinois primary election is March 15. This is the first presidential election in which 17-year-olds in Illinois can register and vote in the primary if they will be 18 by the general election on Nov. 8. The online voter application form is available from a link on the Illinois State Board of Elections website. Online registration is one of several options for anyone who is not already registered. After Tuesday, in-person registration will be available at early voting sites and on Election Day at the polls. It requires two forms of ID, at least one of which shows a current address.