Trick or Vote

October 30, 2012|Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | For RedEye

People who live in Pullman, Roseland, Logan Square or Wicker Park may get an unexpected surprise on Halloween.

About 120 volunteers affiliated with Chicago Votes, a nonpartisan organization to encourage young adults to vote, will be dressed in costume for its Trick or Vote event.

“People are already expecting people to knock on their doors and it’s perfect timing because the presidential election is the week after,” said event coordinator Claudia Telles, 24, of Logan Square.

“Young people feel they’re too old to trick or treat. But you’re never too old to trick or vote,” Telles said.

They’ll be going door to door in those neighborhoods for about two hours in the early evening to remind people to vote in the upcoming election, she said.

Voters can apply for an absentee ballot by Nov. 1. Early voting runs through Nov. 3, the same deadline for the “grace period” that allows people to register and vote in the same visit. Voters also can cast ballots on Nov. 6. To find a polling place, click here.

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