Election Notices and Media Releases for the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2017

Early Voting Notice

EARLY VOTING / VOTE BY MAIL – CONSOLIDATED ELECTION

MORRIS, IL – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson announced that Early Voting and Vote by Mail for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election, will begin Monday, March 20, 2017.  Current election law states that voters are not required to present a government issued photo ID to early vote, as the voters identity is verified using a signature match just like on Election Day. Please note that once a voter casts an early ballot, the vote cast is final and may not be revoked.  Election law prohibits a person who voted during the early voting period from voting at the polls on Election Day. Votes cast during the early voting period are not counted until after the polls close on Election Day.

Hours for early voting are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and also on Saturday, April 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Early Voting takes place at the County Clerk’s Office, located in the Grundy County Courthouse, 111 E. Washington St., Morris. Please note: Cellphones are NOT allowed inside the Courthouse.

Voters who wish to cast a Vote by Mail ballot in the upcoming Consolidated Election, may contact the County Clerk’s Office at 815-941-3222 to obtain the necessary application, or may find the application under ‘Election information’, on the Grundy County website at www.grundyco.org, or email elections@grundyco.org.

No excuse is needed to vote by mail. Voters are encouraged to apply as early as possible to make sure you receive your ballot in time to vote. Your ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received at the Grundy County Clerk’s Office within 14 days after Election Day. The last day a ballot may be mailed, is Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Ballot Integrity:  Unless you require assistance, do not allow anyone else to mark your ballot; do not let anyone force or coerce you into voting for any candidate; and do not let anyone, other than a close relative or authorized messenger, mail, deliver or handle your ballot.  Please note:  Making a false statement to obtain a mail ballot or soliciting someone to do so is considered voter fraud, a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison. 

Voters with questions or wanting more information should contact the Grundy County Clerk at elections@grundyco.org, or call the Clerk’s Office at 815-941-3222.

PUBLIC NOTICE
EARLY VOTING SITE – GRUNDY COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOBBY
CONSOLIDATED ELECTION    APRIL 4, 2017

Early Voting dates         FEBRUARY 23RD– APRIL 4TH ****
Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (unless noted below)
Saturday, April 1ST 9:00 am to Noon

ALL precincts of Grundy County
LOCATION –
Grundy County Courthouse
Grundy County Election Authority
111 East Washington Street
Lobby
Morris, IL  60450

If any questions, please call the Grundy County Clerk’s office Elections Department 815-941-3222.

 

KAY T. OLSON
GRUNDY COUNTY ELECTION AUTHORITY


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   APRIL 4, 2017 CONSOLIDATED ELECTION

 Due to the timeline of the February Consolidated Primary Election, preparation for Vote by Mail, Early Voting & Grace Period Voting/Same Day Registration for the April 4th Consolidated Election will begin following the required Retab / Canvass of February 28, 2017 Consolidated Primary Election. Early Voting for the April 4th Consolidated Election will begin on or before Monday, March 20, 2017. Per state statute, no photo ID is required.

Grace Period Voting Notice

CONSOLIDATED ELECTION   APRIL 4, 2017

Grace Period Registration and Voting

 Grace period registration in an extension of the regular registration deadline. Grace period registration authorizes procedures for the registration of voters and for change of address during the period from the close of registration for an election through Election Day. Traditional voter registration period closes 28 days prior to the election. Grace period registration extends that deadline from the 27th day prior to an election through Election Day. Grace period registration is available prior to Election Day at the Grundy County Clerk’s office. It is available on Election Day in the polling locations and at the Grundy County Clerk’s office. Once a person casts a grace period ballot it shall not be permitted to be revoked and vote another ballot on election day (April 4th Consolidated Election)

If a person who registers to vote or changes their address during grace period wishes to vote at the Consolidated Election (April 4th) during this grace period, they must do so in-person at the same time the voter registers. The requirements for grace period registration and voting are: U.S. citizenship; at least 18 years of age by Election Day and resident of the precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day. Two forms of identification is required. One that has both current name and address and the other with current name.

Grace Period Dates March 8th thru April 4th  ****

Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (unless noted below)

Saturday, April 1st  9:00 am to Noon

All precincts of Grundy County
LOCATION:
Grundy County Courthouse
Grundy County Election Authority
111 East Washington Street Room 12
Morris, IL  60450
Grundy County, Illinois residents can check with the Grundy County Clerk’s office 815-941-3222, or go online at www.elections.il.gov to the link called “Registration and Polling Place Information” to verify that their registration is correct.

**** Grace period begins Wednesday, March 8th in the Clerk’s office located in the lobby of the Grundy County Courthouse,

**** Due to the timeline of the February Consolidated Primary Election, preparation for Grace Period Voting/Same Day Registration for the April 4th Consolidated Election will begin following the required Retab / Canvass of February 28, 2017 Consolidated Primary Election.

Grace Period Voting for the April 4th Consolidated Election will begin on or before Monday, March 20, 2017.

Grundy County Elderly and Handicapped Voters

Please be advised that the following voting aids are available to assist elderly and handicapped voters in the Consolidated Election,  April 4, 2017.

Magnifiers & Signature TemplatesTo Assist Voters who have visual problems.
HandicappedFor voters who must vote from a seated position.
Voting Booths Ballot BuzzersTo allow voters to summon Election Judges to help them enter the polling place.
Voting AssistanceHandicapped and Elderly voters requiring help may be assisted by a friend, relative or by the Election Judges.
Curbside VotingAvailable for voters who are physically unable to enter the polling place. Call the Grundy County Clerk’s Office at 941-3222 for information.
Voter RegistrationCall the County Clerk’s office at 941-3222 for locations throughout the county, for the Registrar nearest you, or if special arrangements need to be made.
Vote By MailVoters who wish to cast A Vote by Mail ballot may contact the County Clerk’s office to obtain the necessary forms if voting by mail or directions to the Early Voting location if voting in person.

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Propositions/Referendum April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election

Coal City Proposition
Grundy County Proposition
Newark Community High School

NOTICE OF ELECTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the Consolidated Election to be held on Tuesday, the 4th day of April, 2017, the following proposition will be submitted to the voters of the Village of Coal City Grundy and Will Counties, Illinois:

“Shall the Village of Coal City, Illinois, become a home rule unit?”

The polls at said election will open at 6:00o’clock A.M. and will continue to be open until 7:00 o’clock P.M of that day.

KAY T. OLSON
County Clerk, the County of Grundy, Illinois

NANCY SCHULTZ VOOTS
 County Clerk, the County of Will, Illinois
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NOTICE OF ELECTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the Consolidated Election to be held on Tuesday, the 4th day of April, 2017, the following proposition will be submitted to the voters of the County of Grundy, Illinois:

“To pay for public safety purposes, shall Grundy County be authorized to impose an increase on its share of local sales tax by .50%. This would mean that a consumer would pay an additional 50 cents in sales tax for every $100.00 of tangible property bought at retail.”

The polls at said election will open at 6:00o’clock A.M. and will continue to be open until 7:00 o’clock P.M of that day.

KAY T. OLSON
County Clerk, the County of Grundy, Illinois
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NOTICE OF ELECTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at the Consolidated Election to be held on Tuesday, the 4th day of April, 2017, the following proposition will be submitted to the voters of Newark Community High School District Number 18, Kendall, Grundy and LaSalle Counties, Illinois:

“Shall the Board of Education of Newark Community High School District Number 18, Kendall, Grundy and LaSalle Counties, Illinois, improve the site, safety and security of and alter, repair and equip the Newark Community High School Building, build and equip a gymnasium and fine arts center addition thereto and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $16,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?”

DEBBIE GILLETTE
County Clerk, the County of Kendall, Illinois

KAY T. OLSON
County Clerk, the County of Grundy, Illinois

JOANN CARRETTO
County Clerk, the County of LaSalle, Illinois
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Public Test of Optical Scan and Touch Screen

NOTICE
PUBLIC TEST OF AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT

Notice is hereby given that the Public Test of the optical scan and touch screen, in-precinct tabulating equipment and program to be used at the February 4, 2017  Consolidated Election, will be conducted in the office of the Grundy County Clerk, Room 12, Courthouse, Morris, Illinois at 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  As prescribe by the Election Code, this test is open to representatives of the political parties, the press, representatives of the State Board of Elections and the public.

Please Note: Cell phones are not allowed in the Grundy County Courthouse.

KAY T. OLSON
Grundy County Clerk

Vote By Mail Processing

VOTE BY MAIL PROCESSING for the
April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election

DATES: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time: 11:00 am on the above days, if necessary

Election Day: April 4, 2017
Time: 11:00 am, if necessary

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Election Authority

Vote By Mail Voting

EARLY VOTING / VOTE BY MAIL – CONSOLIDATED ELECTION

MORRIS, IL – Grundy County Clerk Kay Olson announced that Early Voting and Vote by Mail for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election, will begin Monday, March 20, 2017.  Current election law states that voters are not required to present a government issued photo ID to early vote, as the voters identity is verified using a signature match just like on Election Day. Please note that once a voter casts an early ballot, the vote cast is final and may not be revoked.  Election law prohibits a person who voted during the early voting period from voting at the polls on Election Day. Votes cast during the early voting period are not counted until after the polls close on Election Day.

Hours for early voting are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and also on Saturday, April 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Early Voting takes place at the County Clerk’s Office, located in the Grundy County Courthouse, 111 E. Washington St., Morris. Please note: Cellphones are NOT allowed inside the Courthouse.

Voters who wish to cast a Vote by Mail ballot in the upcoming Consolidated Election, may contact the County Clerk’s Office at 815-941-3222 to obtain the necessary application, or may find the application under ‘Election information’, on the Grundy County website at www.grundyco.org, or email elections@grundyco.org.

No excuse is needed to vote by mail. Voters are encouraged to apply as early as possible to make sure you receive your ballot in time to vote. Your ballot must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received at the Grundy County Clerk’s Office within 14 days after Election Day. The last day a ballot may be mailed, is Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Ballot Integrity:  Unless you require assistance, do not allow anyone else to mark your ballot; do not let anyone force or coerce you into voting for any candidate; and do not let anyone, other than a close relative or authorized messenger, mail, deliver or handle your ballot.  Please note:  Making a false statement to obtain a mail ballot or soliciting someone to do so is considered voter fraud, a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison. 

Voters with questions or wanting more information should contact the Grundy County Clerk at elections@grundyco.org, or call the Clerk’s Office at 815-941-3222.

NOTICE OF VOTE BY MAIL VOTING

 Notice is hereby given that any elector may make application BY MAIL for a Vote my Mail ballot not more than 90 days nor less than 5 days prior; to the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election.

All inquires for Vote by Mail ballots should be directed to the Election Authority.

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Election Authority

Kay T. Olson
111 E. Washington Street Room 12
Morris, IL 60450
815-941-3222

Voter Registration Notices

MEDIA RELEASE
Kay Olson, the Grundy County Clerk, would like to remind voters that the deadline to register to vote for the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election is Tuesday, March 7, 2017 for those persons wishing to vote in the Consolidated Election.

The County Clerk’s office will be open extended hours on Saturday, March 4, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 until 6:30 p.m.

If you have questions regarding this election or registration the County Clerk’s office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., daily, and can be reached by calling 941-3222.

Voting for Residents of Nursing Homes

PUBLIC  NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that Judges of Election will conduct absentee voting for residents who have made prior application from the following facilities:

Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehabilitation –
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Regency Care of Morris –
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

 

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

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