Sunday, March 24, 2013

Early Voting Begins on Monday, March 25

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

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.  Here are two of the closest early voting locations:

Stratford Square Mall 
Upper Level - Entrance 4 - Next to Macy's
M-F: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am-3:00 pm

DuPage County/Election Commission 
421 N. County Farm Road - Room 1-500B
M-F: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Saturday (3/30): 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday (3/31): 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday (4/6): 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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. Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked five days before the election. Here is a link to a page that contains all of the information you will need to know about the absentee voting process:

Be Sure to Register
The deadline for standard voter registration has passed, but Illinois law provides a “grace period” to register and vote for the upcoming April 9, 2013, Consolidated General Election, for individuals who were unable to register to vote or change their address prior to the traditional deadline that was March 12, 2013. This “grace period” is from March 13, 2013, through April 6, 2013.  Registering to vote or transferring a registration and voting during the “grace period” may only be done in the Election Commission office, 421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois.

For more information on grace period registration and voting, call the Election Commission at 630- 407-5600 or visit their website at An individual may check the status of his/her voter registration by visiting the website and using the “Voter Information Search”.

The DuPage County Election Commission office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. until Election Day.

Your Vote is Critical This Year
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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