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Sandwich PLD offers services for Notary Public and Voter Registration!

Current availability of Notary Public and Voter Deputy Registrar - Please call to confirm.

Voter Registration Information:

There are 2 voter registrars on staff. Please call the library to confirm a time and date to register to vote. You may register to vote at the library if you are outside of Deklab county. You may also register to vote online in Illinois. See below for further instructions and information.


Public Notary Information and Guidelines:

Notary services are offered at the Sandwich Public Library for free. We currently have 4 notaries on staff.  Please call the library to confirm availability of a notary.

The purpose of notarization is to prevent fraud and forgery. A notary acts as an official and unbiased witness to the identity of persons who comes before the notary for a specific purpose.  Notaries do not have authority to provide legal advice unless he or she is also an attorney.
Please review the following information in order to use our Notary Services:

  • Please do not sign your documents before you come to the library. We are required to witness you sign your documents.
  • Each person signing the document must be present for us to notarize each individual signature.
  • An ID with your signature is required so that we can verify your identity.
    PLEASE NOTE: Recent state law requires the ID must be issued by a state or federal government agency and must bear the photographic image of the individual’s face and signature. Examples of acceptable IDs issued by a state or federal government agency that contain both a photographic image and signature are a valid state driver’s license or ID card, a United State military ID, or valid passport.
    Examples of IDs we cannot accept are Social Security cards, a United States passport card, or student IDs that do not bear a photographic image or signature.
  • If your document requires witnesses as well as your own signature and notarization, please bring with you a sufficient number of people willing to serve as your witness.
  • The library cannot notarize government I-9 forms, nor can we provide an Apostille. An Apostille is a form that certifies the authenticity of a document that is issued in one country to be used and considered valid in another.
  • Illinois law does not authorize a notary public to certify copies of any document.  Persons requesting certified copies of documents will be referred to the official who has custody of the original document or to the office where the document has been officially filed.

 Questions? Please call the Library at (815) 786-8308 ext. 201.

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Sandwich Public Library District

925 South Main Street, Sandwich, Illinois 60548
Phone: 815-786-8308  |  Fax: 815-786-9231

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