Will County Clerk announces Polling Place changes due to coronavirus concerns

UPDATED:  March 16, 2020

The Polling Place at
Lincolnway Special Recreation Center, New Lenox Precinct 15
will be relocated to
Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox

UPDATED: March 13, 2020

The Polling Place at
Elwood School, Jackson Township, Precinct 2,
will be relocated to
Elwood Village Hall, 401 E. Mississippi Ave., Elwood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 12, 2020

Contact:
Charles B. Pelkie Jr.
(815) 740-4613  Office
(779) 702-6337  Mobile

Will County Clerk announces Polling Place changes due to coronavirus concerns

JOLIET – Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that several Polling Places that were stationed inside retirement homes will be relocated due to concerns about coronavirus.

The Polling Place locations that are being changed are:

  • Joshua Arms, Joliet Precinct 35 – Moving to Nowell Park 199 Mills Road, Joliet;
  • Willow Falls, Lockport Precinct 21 – Moving to Crest Hill City Hall, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill;
  • St. James Wellness Center, Crete Precinct 06 – Moving to Crete Fire Station 2, 25048 S. Klemme Road, Crete;
  • Village Woods, Crete Precinct 11 – Moving to Crete Fire Station 1, 26730 S. Stoney Island, Crete;
  • Timbers of Shorewood, Troy Precinct 07 – Moving to Troy Middle School, 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield.

 The County Clerk’s Office on Thursday mailed letters to every registered voter in these precincts to notify them of the Polling Place change. In addition, the Clerk’s Office will place signs at the entrances of the original Polling Places directing voters to the new locations.

The new locations also will be posted on the County Clerk’s website at thewillcountyclerk.com.

These retirement homes contacted the County Clerk’s Office on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. County Clerk Staley Ferry recognizes the concerns voiced by senior citizens who live together in close quarters. And she thanks voters for their understanding as the County Clerk’s Office relocates these Polling Places.

She also thanked local officials, including Crest Hill Mayor Ray Soliman, Crete Fire Chief Jeff Panega, Joliet Park District Director Brad Staab, Joliet Park District Executive Assistant Teri Talarico, and Troy Schools Superintendent Todd Koehl for their assistance in quickly relocating these Polling Places.

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