Election Notices and Media Releases for the General Primary Election on March 20, 2018 (when available)

Canvassing the Election
General Primary Election Notice

NOTICE OF GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in the County of Grundy, a General Primary Election will be held for the purpose  of nominating (or electing, if so specified) candidates for the Democratic and Republican Parties:

DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN PARTIES

TO BE NOMINATED:

REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS-16TH CONGRESSIONAL

GOVERNOR

Lt. GOVERNOR

ATTORNEY GENERAL

SECRETARY OF STATE

COMPTROLLER

TREASURER

 STATE SENATORS 38TH

REPRESENTATIVE IN THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY –   75TH & 79TH Representative Districts

COUNTY CLERK

COUNTY TREASURER

COUNTY SHERIFF

COUNTY BOARD DISTRICTS 1, 2, & 3

REGIONAL OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT (GRUNDY/KENDALL and IROQUOIS/KANKAKEE COUNTIES)

TO BE ELECTED:

STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEEWOMAN/MAN-16TH CONGRESSIONAL

PRECINCT COMITTEEMEN – (one to be elected from each party per precinct)

NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN, that the following Propositions will be submitted to the electors:

DWIGHT FIRE PROTECT DISTRICT

Shall the maximum allowable tax rate for the Dwight Fire Protection District be increased from 0.30% to 0.40% of the value of all taxable property within the district as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue?

Shall the Dwight Fire Protection District, of Livingston and Grundy Counties, Illinois levy a special tax at a rate not to exceed .10% of the value of all taxable property within the district as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for purpose of providing funds to pay for the costs of emergency and rescue crews and equipment?

MORRIS FIRE & AMBULANCE PROTECT DISTRICT

Shall the Morris Fire & Ambulance Protection District, levy a special tax at a rate not to exceed .35% of the value of all taxable property within the district as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue for the purpose of providing an ambulance service?

MINOOKA COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 201

Shall the Board of Education of Minooka Community Consolidated School District Number 201, Grundy, Kendall and Will Counties, Illinois, build and equip two school buildings, build and equip additions to and alter, repair and equip existing school buildings, improve sites and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $90,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

At the following Grundy County Polling Places:

Precinct NameLocation
AUX SABLE 01
AUX SABLE 07
MINOOKA VILLAGE HALL - 121 E MCEVILLY RD MINOOKA IL 60447 (BOARD MEETING ROOM)
AUX SABLE 02
AUX SABLE 06
AUX SABLE TOWNSHIP HALL - 6155 US RT 6 MORRIS IL 60450 (BLUE POLE BLDG)
AUX SABLE 03
AUX SABLE 04
MINOOKA FIRE STATION #1 - 7901 E MINOOKA RD MINOOKA IL 60447 (MEETING/CLASSROOM)
AUX SABLE 05LAKEWOOD TRAILS CLUBHOUSE - 401 MISTY CREEK DR MINOOKA IL 60447
BRACEVILLE 01
BRACEVILLE 03
BRACEVILLE 04
COAL CITY LIONS HALL - 460 S ILLINOIS ST COAL CITY IL 60416
BRACEVILLE 02BRACEVILLE TOWNSHIP HALL - 7900 BRACEVILLE RD BRACEVILLE IL 60407
ERIENNA 01
ERIENNA 02
NETTLE CREEK 01
MORRIS COUNTRY CLUB - 2615 W ROUTE 6 MORRIS IL 60450 (OLD DINING ROOM)
FELIX 01
FELIX 04
NEW HOPE CHURCH - 80 N GARFIELD COAL CITY IL 60416 (FELLOWSHIP HALL)
FELIX 02FELIX TOWNSHIP HALL - 6525 E WHITETIE RD COAL CITY IL 60416
FELIX 03DIAMOND VILLAGE HALL - 1750 E DIVISION ST DIAMOND IL 60416 (MEETING ROOM)
GARFIELD 01GARDNER AMERICAN LEGION - 426 INDUSTRY AVE GARDNER IL 60424
GOODFARM 01GOODFARM TOWNSHIP HALL - 10 E GOODFARM RD DWIGHT IL 60420
GOOSE LAKE 01
GOOSE LAKE 02
GOOSE LAKE TOWNSHIP HALL - 2990 E PINE BLUFF RD MORRIS IL 60450
GREENFIELD 01SOUTH WILMINGTON VILLAGE HALL - 380 LAKE ST SOUTH WILMINGTON IL 60474
HIGHLAND 01KMTC COMMUNITY CENTER - 219 MAIN ST KINSMAN IL 60437
MAINE 01COAL CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL - 500 S CARBON HILL RD COAL CITY IL 60416 (COMMUNITY ROOM)
MAZON 01MAZON TOWNSHIP HALL - 703 PARK ST MAZON IL 60444
MORRIS 01
MORRIS 02
MORRIS 03
MORRIS CITY HALL - 700 N DIVISION ST MORRIS IL 60450 (MEETING ROOM)
MORRIS 04
MORRIS 05
GRUNDY COUNTY ADMIN BLDG - 1320 UNION ST MORRIS IL 60450 (BOARD MEETING ROOM)
NORMAN 01NORMAN TOWNSHIP HALL - 1535 N GONNAM & DUPONT RDS MORRIS IL 60450
SARATOGA 01SARATOGA TOWERS - 1700 NEWTON PL MORRIS IL 60450 (MEETING ROOM)
SARATOGA 02
SARATOGA 05
SARATOGA TOWNSHIP HALL - 9080 N RTE 47 MORRIS IL 60450
SARATOGA 03PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH - 101 CANDLELIGHT LN MORRIS IL 60450
SARATOGA 04MORRIS FIRE STATION #2 - 2301 ASHTON ROAD MORRIS IL 60450 (MEETING ROOM)
VIENNA 01VIENNA TOWNSHIP HALL - 501 N DIVISION ST VERONA IL 60479
WAUPONSEE 01
WAUPONSEE 02
1ST CHRISTIAN CHURCH - 455 W SOUTHMOR RD MORRIS IL 60450 (GYMNASIUM)

The polls of said General Primary Election shall be open continuously from 6:00 o’clock A.M. to 7:00 o’clock P.M. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

KAY T. OLSON
GRUNDY COUNTY CLERK

Early Voting Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE
Early Voting Information

February 8th – March 19th
General Primary Election – March 20, 2018

GRUNDY COUNTY

ATTENTION GRUNDY COUNTY VOTERS – EARLY VOTING DELAYED UNTIL FEBRUARY 21ST

MORRIS, IL – Grundy County Clerk, Kay Olson, announced today that the start of early voting and vote by mail will be delayed, due to pending litigation regarding a petition objection. This litigation is not anticipated to be resolved in time for ballots to be prepared and voting tabulators to be programmed for the scheduled opening of Vote by Mail and Early Voting on February 8, 2018.

Olson estimates that ballot systems will be able to be tested and available, and final ballot certification received by the State Board of Elections by Feb. 21st. “Once we receive final ballot certifications, we will work as quickly as possible to get early voting underway.  I urge voters to call our office to be assured the ballot information from the State has been received, and that our ballot is available for early voting on or near the 21st”.

Dates
Monday – Friday unless noted below
LocationHours
February 8-9Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
February 12-16Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday February 17Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
9:00 am to Noon
February 19Office Closed for President’s Day
February 20-23Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
February 26-March 2Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
9:00 am to Noon
March 5-9Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday March 10Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
9:00 am to Noon
March 12-14Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday March 15Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
March 16Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday March 17Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
9:00 am to Noon
March 19Grundy County Courthouse Lobby
111 E. Washington St. Morris, IL 60450
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

A Voter that is validly registered in Grundy County may voter during the Early Voting period. Any Vote cast during Early Voting is final and cannot be revoked. The Voter is not eligible to cast a vote on Election Day. No ID is required to vote early.

Voters seeking more information about Vote by Mail and Early Voting schedules should visit ‘Election Information’ at www.grundyco.org, or email elections@grundyco.org, or call 815-941-3222.

 

Grace Period Voting Notice
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 Primary Election, March 20, 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.

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Petition Packet Filing Dates

Petition Filing for the March 2018 Primary

Petition filing, for the March 20, 2018 General Primary Election, will begin Monday, November 27, 2017 at 8:00 am, Room 12, in the office of the Grundy County Clerk.

The following County level offices to be nominated at the General Primary and elected at the General Election are: County Clerk, County Treasurer, County Sheriff, County Board Districts 1, 2, or 3, and Precinct Committeewoman/Committeeman.

Filing continues Tuesday and Wednesday, November 21st and 22nd between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. The office is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday and Friday.  The last day to file petitions is Monday, December 4, 2017 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.  

Petitions filed in-person at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017 and petitions received in the first mailing on that day will be treated as having been “filed simultaneously” regardless of the time of day the first mail-in petitions are processed and file stamped. 

Subsequently, petitions file-in person on Monday, December 4, 2017 between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm will be treated as having been “filed simultaneously”.

Ballot position is determined by the time of filing.  A public lottery will be held to determine ballot position when two or more petitions from the same political party are simultaneously filed for the same office.  The Grundy County Clerk will notify candidates involved in any lottery as to the time and place the lottery will be held.

The County Clerk’s office is located in the Courthouse at 111 E. Washington Street, Room 12 in Morris. 

If you have any questions, please call the office at 815-941-3222.

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 March 20, 2018 General Primary Election, will be conducted in the office of the Grundy County Clerk, Room 12, Courthouse, Morris, Illinois at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.  This Public Test is open to the public.

Kay T. Olson
Grundy County Clerk

Referendum and/or Propositions
Vote By Mail Processing
Vote By Mail Voting
Voter Registration Notices
Voting for Residents of Nursing Homes
Color of Primary Ballot

NOTICE

COLOR OF PRIMARY BALLOT

ANNOUNCEMENT IS HEREBY MADE THAT THE COLOR OF THE OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT TO BE USED BY THE FOLLOWING POLITICAL PARTIES AT THE

GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION
TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018
WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

 

POLITICAL PARTY                                                            COLOR
DEMOCRATIC                                                                    GREEN
REPUBLICAN                                                                   YELLOW
NONPARTISAN                                                                    WHITE

 

KAY T. OLSON
GRUNDY COUNTY CLERK

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