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Early Voting Heavy in Kendall County, Passes 2008 Level

More than 7,000 early votes were cast in 2012, compared to approximately 4,500 in 2008.

Early voting in Yorkville and Oswego was heavier than the presidential election of 2008 with the last two days being the most brisk, Kendall County officials said.

The early voting site in Oswego was the busiest of the two early voting sites under the jurisdiction of the Kendall County Clerk's Office, with 4,037 casting early ballots. In Yorkville 3,398 early votes were cast for a total of 7,435 early votes, said Debbie Gillette, the county clerk. In 2008 there were approximately 4,500 early votes cast, she said.

"We had a busy couple of days on Friday and Saturday," Gillette said of early voting in Yorkville.

Early voting ended Nov. 3 in Yorkville and on Nov. 1 in Oswego. Gillette said the machines used in Oswego were needed at other precincts on election day which prompted early voting to end early there.

A portion of the city of Aurora is in Kendall County, but those voters are under the jurisdiction of the Aurora Election Commission.

In addition to the early voting, Gillette said her office sent out 1,164 absentee ballots. By Monday 937 had been returned. To be accepted the absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 5, she said.

Polls open today at 6 a.m.

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