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