More than 5 percent of Will County’s registered voters have already cast their ballots in the Nov. 6 election.
As of Monday night, a total of 20,576 people had voted, including more than 18,000 early voters.
In Plainfield, more than 1,600 early bird voters had done their civic duty at Village Hall, along with 91 people who voted at the Plainfield Township building, according to the Will County Clerk’s office.
Early voting was also in full swing in Kendall County, where roughly 15 percent of registered voters had cast their ballots as of Tuesday.
In Illinois, early voting started Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 3.
Village Hall will serve early voters from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday. Ballots are also available from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Friday at the Plainfield Township building.
For a complete list of Will County early voting locations and hours, CLICK HERE.
To be eligible to vote, a person must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be 18 years of age by the next election
- Reside in the precinct for 30 days prior to the next election.
- Bring 2 acceptable forms of ID when you register to vote
Election day voting is from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Due to redistricting, some Will County polling places have changed since the last general election; CLICK HERE to find your precinct and polling place.
Voters can request absentee ballots by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Will County Clerk’s office at 815-740-4632.
Absentee ballot request forms are also available online by CLICKING HERE.
Absentee voters will receive a packet including the application for absentee ballot, the ballot itself, instructions for voting by absentee ballot and a return mailing envelope.
Ballots cannot be mailed less than five days prior to the election, so Thursday, Nov. 1 is the last day to mail ballots.