Ransom, Illinois is a small village in LaSalle County that has a population of just over 400 people. The village was founded in 1833 and incorporated in 1888. It is located about 30 miles south of the city of Chicago and is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area. Voting in Ransom is an important part of participating as a citizen and exercising one’s right to have their voice heard. In order to be eligible to vote, citizens must be at least 18 years old and register with the office of the LaSalle County Clerk prior to Election Day. Upon registering, citizens are assigned a polling place where they can cast their ballot on election day, or they may opt for early voting which starts 40 days before Election Day until two days before. Polls open at 6am on election day and close at 7pm, but anyone in line by 7pm will still be allowed to cast their ballot.
In addition to voting for elected officials, Ransom also gives its citizens the opportunity to vote on referendums from time to time that would affect taxes or other aspects of village governance that directly affects them as constituents. All registered voters are given the chance to voice their opinion regarding these issues so that their collective decision can determine how certain policies within Ransom move forward.
Where can I vote in Ransom, IL?
Jerry’s Tap Banquet Room – 119 N Lincoln Street, Ransom, IL