La Salle County clerk seeks help updating voter rolls

Ebner seeks input on registered voters who have moved, died

La Salle County Clerk Jennifer Ebner holds a sample printout of a electronic ballot during a demonstration of new voting machines Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, at the La Salle County Government Complex in Ottawa. La Salle County residents still can vote using fill-in-the-oval paper ballots, but the county now offers voters the choice of using ADA-compliant touchscreens.

The La Salle County Clerk’s Office is seeking assistance in updating voters rolls.

In a news release sent Tuesday, Jennifer Ebner asked for public input to “clean up the voter rolls to help secure elections.” To that end, the clerk’s office is asking to be notified when a registered voter has moved out of the county or died.

“My staff and I would like La Salle County to have the cleanest voter rolls in the state,” Ebner said. “Help us help our county.”

People with knowledge of recent transfers or deaths are asked to call the office at 815-434-8201, visit the office at 707 E. Etna Road or email Helpful information includes the name, date of birth and address of the transfer or decedent. Obituaries or death certificates are helpful as well.

“Once the information is verified and we have our documentation to support the change, the voter can then be changed to inactive and coded according to the reason,” Ebner said.

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