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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

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Special Assistance in Voter Registration to the Elderly and Voters with Disabilities

Joseph H. Sobecki, Executive Director of the DuPage County Election Commission, announced today that special assistance in voter registration is available to the elderly and voters with disabilities through the Commission's office. The Commission can assist in the arrangement of "In-Home" registration appointments with deputy registrars for the upcoming March 20, 2018, General Primary Election.  In addition, arrangements can be made to become an active member of a program for voters that may experience difficulty in going to their respective polling places. 

All eligible registered voters, including those who are physically unable to get to their polling place, are entitled to receive a ballot by mail or in person.  An individual may request a ballot to vote by mail up through March 15, 2018.  An individual may vote early at the Election Commission office, beginning February 8, 2018, through Monday, March 5, 2018, or early vote in person at one of the County’s Early Voting sites, starting March 5, 2018, through Monday, March 19, 2018.

Polling locations during Early Voting and on Election Day will be equipped with touch-screen voting machines to enable those who are blind, visually impaired or have limited dexterity to vote privately without assistance.

Additionally, voter may request assistance with marking their ballot.  At the polling place on Election Day assistance may be given by Judges of Election (one from each political party), a friend or a relative.  Assistance with marking the ballot will also be at Early Voting sites.

For additional information, contact the Election Commission office, 421 North County Farm Road, Wheaton, Illinois, 60187 at (630) 407-5600, or the TDD number at (630) 407-5631. 

 

Date Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018