Approximately 15 percent of registered Kendall County voters have cast an early ballot, according to county officials.
A steady stream of voters began visiting the two early voting county sites when early voting began Oct. 22. According to county elections officials, 2,577 voters have cast ballots in Oswego and 1,566 votes have been cast in Yorkville.
Additionally 1,100 absentee ballots have been requested with 600 so far having been returned to the county.
Kendall County has 64,054 active registered voters, according to a report in the Beacon-News.
Voters can go to either the Kendall County Clerk's Office, 111 West Fox Street, Yorkville, or the Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego, to vote. The Yorkville location will be available until Nov. 3 and the Oswego location until Nov. 1. A photo ID is required to vote. The voting machines used at the village hall in Oswego will be removed earlier than the ones in Yorkville due to their need in other parts of the county on Nov. 6, elections officials said.
A sample ballot can be found here.
To be eligible to vote, a person must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be 18 years of age by the next election
- Reside in the precinct for 30 days prior to the next election.
- Bring 2 acceptable forms of ID when you register to vote
Election day voting is on Nov. 6 from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Be sure to check your Kendall County polling location before Election Day as changes have been made due to redistricting.
You can contact the Kendall County Clerk’s office at 630-553-4104 or 4105 to check your registration or polling location.
Requests to receive an absentee ballot by mail may be directed to 630-553-4104 or 630-553-4105. If you request an Application to Vote in this manner, you will receive an application that has most of your information filled in.
You may fill out an interactive form online or by hand, which is available on the Kendall County Clerk’s website. Using the online form requires that you print the form and mail it to the Kendall County Clerk’s office. The last day an application may be received by is Nov. 1, 2012.