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Early voting for April 6 election begins in Kane County March 12

Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham announced Tuesday that Early Voting for the April 6 Consolidated Election begins on Friday, March 12 and continues through Monday, April 5.

From March 12 -19, Early Voting will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. only at the County Clerk’s Offices, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Building B, Geneva and 5 E. Downer Place, Suite F, Aurora, according to a news release from Cunningham.

On March 22, Early Voting expands to include more locations throughout Kane County. The Clerk’s Office has seven permanent Early Voting sites which are open seven days a week with varying hours. These sites include the Kane County Clerk’s Office locations in Geneva and Aurora; Fire Station No. 93, 5000 Sleepy Hollow Road, Carpentersville; Elgin Township, 729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin; Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin; Kane County Branch Court Conference Center, 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles; and Vaughn Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Tr., Aurora.

Eighteen additional Early Voting sites with varying hours will also be available throughout the county. A complete list of all Early Voting sites is available at https://www.kanecountyclerk.org/Elections/Pages/Early-Voting.aspx.

“Our Early Voting locations throughout the county not only make voting more convenient and accessible for our voters but also help to limit crowds on Election Day and keep voters safe while we continue to manage elections during the pandemic. You can vote early at any Kane County Early Voting center, including VoteMobile sites, based on whatever is most convenient for you,” Cunningham stated in the release.

March 12 is also the first day on which Vote by Mail ballots can be mailed to voters who have requested them. Voters can request a Vote by Mail ballot online at kanecountyclerk.org/Elections/Pages/Vote-by-Mail.aspx, by phone at 630-232-5990, or in person at the Clerk’s Office. The last day to request ballot is April 1, and ballots must be postmarked on/before April 6.

“Local elections are very important, and the Consolidated Election includes races for village/city council, school district, township, park district, library district, and other offices. Many of the offices up for election on April 6 have a direct impact on your daily lives and certainly on your property tax bill. Voting in this election is your opportunity to select the elected officials who make these decisions affecting you,” Cunningham stated in the release.

Kane County residents are encouraged to follow the Clerk’s Office on Twitter @KaneCoILClerk and Facebook www.facebook.com/kanecountyclerk, as additional information about Early Voting locations will be posted.

Voters can view a personalized sample ballot with a list of all candidates that will appear on their ballot at kanecountyclerk.org/Elections/Pages/Voter-Search.aspx. More information about Early Voting locations, dates and times are available at kanevotes.org or by calling 630-232-5990.