Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry expands Early Voting hours for voters concerned about coronavirus after request by Governor Pritzker

UPDATE, Friday, March 13:

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry is pleased to announce that the Prairie Activity and Recreation Center also will expand its Early Voting hours this weekend. The center, located at 24550 W. Renwick Road in Plainfield, will be open for Early Voting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 13, 2020

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Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry expands Early Voting hours
for voters concerned about coronavirus after request by Governor Pritzker

JOLIET – Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announced today that she will expand Early Voting Hours at several locations across Will County to ease voter concerns about coronavirus after a request by Gov. J.B. Pritzker

The following Early Voting locations will expand Early Voting hours on the weekend prior to the March 17, Presidential Primary Election:

  • The Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet
    8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    Also open for Early Voting until 7 p.m. on Friday and Monday.
  • Village of New Lenox, 1 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox
    8 a.m. until noon Saturday and Sunday
    An increase of eight hours over two previously unscheduled weekend days.
  • Lockport Township, 1463 S. Farrell Road, Lockport
    8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday
    A total increase of eight hours including the addition of an unscheduled weekend day.
  • Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, Hall of Governors Building D
    9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
    A total increase of 15 hours including the addition of evening hours and an unscheduled weekend day.
  • City of Naperville, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville
    9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday
    10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
    A total increase of 5 hours including unscheduled evening hours.

“This unprecedented expansion of Early Voting hours will give the public greater opportunities to cast their ballots in facilities that are likely to be less congested than their Polling Places on Election Day,” said County Clerk Staley Ferry. “Hopefully this will ease some concerns about coronavirus and encourage people to exercise this important right.”

For a full schedule of Early Voting locations and hours, visit thewillcountyclerk.com.

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