Election Notices and Media Releases for the Election on November 6, 2018 (when available)

Canvassing the Election for the November 6, 2018 General Election - When Available
Early Voting Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
Grundy County Early Voting Information
November 6, 2018, General Election
September 27th – November 5th

Location: Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St., Morris

EARLY VOTING dates and times:
Monday – Friday, September 27th – November 5th
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Additional Early Voting hours:

Sat, Oct. 6th                           8:00 a.m. – Noon
Mon, Oct 8th          Columbus Day – CLOSED
Tues, Oct 9th                     8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Tues, Oct 23rd                   8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thurs, Oct 25th                  8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sat, Oct 27th                            8:00 a.m. – Noon
Sun, Oct 28th                           9:00 a.m. – Noon
Tues, Oct 30th                   8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thurs, Nov 1st                   8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sat, Nov 3rd                             8:00 a.m. – Noon

A Voter that is validly registered in Grundy County may vote during the Early Voting period. No ID is required to vote early. Any vote cast during Early Voting is final and cannot be revoked. The Voter is not eligible to cast a vote on Election Day. If you have any questions, please call the Grundy County Clerk’s office at 815-941-3222, Option #1.

General Election Notice - When Available
Grace Period Voting Notice

MEDIA RELEASE
Grace Period Registration and Voting

                 November 6, 2018 is the General Election. Grace Period begins Wednesday, October 10th and continues through Election Day at the Grundy County Clerk’s office. It is also available on Election Day in the voter’s correct polling location.

                 Grace Period registration is 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.

If a person wishes to vote prior to the General Election on November 6 and needs to register to vote, change their address and/or their name they may do so during this Grace Period. They must do so in-person at the same time the person registers or makes any changes.

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.

Once a person casts a grace period ballot it shall not be permitted to be revoked and vote another ballot on Election Day (November 6 General Election)

Grundy County, Illinois residents can check with the Grundy County Clerk’s office 815-941-3222 option #1, or go online to the State Board of Elections at www.elections.il.gov to the link called “Registration and Polling Place Information” to verify that their registration is correct.

If you have any questions please contact the County Clerk’s office at 815-941-3222 option #1

 

GRACE PERIOD dates and times: Monday – Friday, October 10th November 6th 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 Location: Grundy County Courthouse Lobby, 111 E. Washington St., Morris

Additional Grace Period hours:
Tues, Oct 23rd          8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thurs, Oct 25th         8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sat, Oct 27th                   8:00 a.m. – Noon
Sun, Oct 28th                  9:00 a.m. – Noon
Tues, Oct 30th          8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thurs, Nov 1st          8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sat, Nov 3rd                   8:00 a.m. – Noon
Tues, Nov 6th            6:00 a.m. – 7:00 pm

Grundy County Elderly and Handicapped Voters

LEGAL NOTICE
GRUNDY COUNTY ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED VOTERS

Please be advised that the following voting aids are available to assist elderly and handicapped voters in the General Election, November 6, 2018

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.

Polling Place Change

Public Test of Optical Scan and Touch Screen

PUBLIC NOTICE

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

November 6, 2018 General Election, will be conducted in the office of the Grundy County Clerk, 111 E. Washington Street Room 12, Courthouse, Morris, Illinois at 11:00 a.m. on October 17, 2018  This Public Test is open to the public.

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Vote By Mail Application Information

VOTE BY MAIL – NOV. 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION

MORRIS, IL – The Grundy County Clerk’s office is now accepting applications for Vote by Mail ballots for the upcoming November 6, 2018 General Election.  Any eligible Grundy County registered voter may request a vote by mail ballot. Please note, a ballot cannot be mailed before an official request is received in the Clerk’s Office.

Grundy County Clerk, Kay Olson, said voters who wish to cast a Vote by Mail ballot in the upcoming November 6, 2018 General 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. The first day the Clerk’s Office is permitted to send a ballot by mail is September 27, 2018.

Olson said “no excuse is needed to vote by mail, and voters are encouraged to apply as early as possible to make sure they receive their ballot in time to vote.”  Ballots 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, November 1, 2018.

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.  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.

Vote By Mail Processing for the November 6, 2018 General Election - When Available
Vote By Mail, Grace, and Early Voter List - When Available
Voter Registration Notices

VOTER REGISTRATION – NOVEMBER 6TH, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION

MORRIS, IL – Grundy County Clerk, Kay Olson, reminds voters that the deadline to register to vote for the November 6, 2018 General Election is Tuesday, October 9th.

“If voters have moved or changed their name, they will need to update their voter registration. We rely on information from the Secretary of State and other state agencies for the transfer of updated information, but this information does not always make it to our office in a timely manner,” Olson said. Therefore, it’s good practice to either check with the Clerk’s Office in person, by phone or email, or online through the Clerk’s or the Illinois State Board of Elections websites.

Citizens new to the county are also encouraged to register to vote. An applicant may register in person at the Clerk’s Office, or when conducting business at the Secretary of State’s Driver’s License facility. An application for registration may also be obtained online through the Clerk’s website or through the online registration system with the Illinois State Board of Elections at https://ova.elections.il.gov/.

According the Illinois law (P.A. 98-0051) 17 year olds who will be 18 on or before the November 6, 2018 General Election may register now and vote in the November election.

The Clerk’s office is located in the Grundy County Courthouse, 111 E. Washington St., Room 12, Morris, open M–F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Clerk’s office will be open extended hours for voter registration on Saturday, October 6th, from 9:00 a.m.- noon, as well as Tuesday October 9th until 6:30 p.m.

All of the above information can be found on the Clerk’s website under ‘Election Information at www.grundyco.org. For questions regarding the November 6, 2018 General Election, voters may contact the Clerk’s Office at 815-941-3222, or email elections@grundyco.org.

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