Nancy Schultz Voots, Will County Clerk, would like to inform registered voters in Will County that their household will receive a Voter Information Guide in the mail from her in early October providing important information about the upcoming November 2nd General Election. This mailer will provide details about their polling place, early voting sites and how to become an Election Judge for future elections. It will replace the insert previously published in area newspapers, resulting in a substantial savings to taxpayers and will now reach all registered voters in Will County. It will include a sample ballot that will show all the candidates and referenda for which they are eligible to vote.
Voots would like voters to be aware that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois declared a special election for the unexpired term for U.S. Senator to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Barack Obama on November 16, 2008. The candidate elected to fill this term will serve in the current Congress from the time the election results are final until the new Congress convenes on January 3, 2011. In addition, there is an election to a full six-year term. As a result, this race appears twice on the ballot. This is not an error.
“I want to make it as convenient as possible for Will County voters to have the information they need prior to voting,” says Voots. “Please watch your mailbox for your Voter Information Guide and feel free to bring it with you when you go to your voting location to cast your ballot.”
For more election-related information, visit our web site at www.thewillcountyclerk.com.