Sunday, February 3, 2013

Take Time to Vote This Year!

The official date for the consolidated election is April 9, 2013, but informed voters know that they do not have to wait until then if another date near the election is more convenient for them. Early voting and voting by absentee ballot are two alternative ways of casting your vote for this critical election.

Be Sure to Register
People who are new to Carol Stream or residents who have not yet registered to vote still have plenty of time to do this before the election. You can register at the Village Hall, at Simkus Recreation Center, or even at the Carol Stream Library. You can do this any time before March 17. Late Voter Registration is also an option if you miss this deadline. Late registration must be done at the DuPage Election Office on County Farm Road in Wheaton from Wednesday, March 18-Tuesday, April 2.

Early Voting

Many residents have come to enjoy early voting privileges in recent years since they can choose the dates and times that are most convenient for them. There will again be several early voting locations open in the weeks before the election date, including a facility at Stratford Square Mall. The dates for early voting are Monday, March 25 through Saturday, April 6.

Absentee Voting
If you know you will be out of town on the April 9 election day, you can apply for an absentee ballot to insure that your vote will count in this important election. You can do absentee voting in person or by mail from Monday, February 25 through Friday, April 5. Here is a link to a page that contains all of the information you will need to know about the absentee voting process:

It is very evident that dismally low voter turnout at the last two elections is the main reason that Michael Wade and his extreme political allies were able to seize control of our Library Board. Please take time to vote for qualified and responsible candidates this year so that we can restore dignity and responsible conduct to our Board and a brighter future for our library!

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