Day 1 of Early Voting Captures Crowd at Mokena Village Hall.
The Mokena Village Clerk's Office has seen a lot of traffic due to voters looking to cast their ballots.
Day one of early voting captured the attention of 122 voters at the Village Hall.
Apparently the third and final presidential debate was not meant to be a deciding factor for those people who had already cast a vote for their choice of president—President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney.
The final two weeks of political ads and intense coverage of the issues was lost on the 122 voters who made their way to the Village Hall to exercise their right to vote
The Mokena Village Clerk's Office reported that there was a steady line of people looking to cast their ballots during the past two days.
While there is no way to predict the number of people who will take advantage of early voting, which runs through Nov. 4, it's certain to lighten the crowd on Nov. 6.
To find where you vote and who's on your ballot, go to the County Clerk's precinct finder.
Absentee voting procedures
The Will County Clerk is currently accepting requests for absentee ballots by mail for the General Election.
Registered voters can request an absentee ballot online at the Will County Clerk's website or by calling the office at (815) 740-4632 or (815) 774-6367. The Will County Clerk's Office will need the voter's name, residence address, mailing address and date of birth at the time of request.
The law stipulates that the clerk's office can mail ballots until Thursday, Nov. 1.
For those serving in the military, the last day to mail ballots is Oct. 29, according to the Will County Clerk's Office website. The Will County Clerk also assists those whose handicaps prevent them from traditional polling place voting.
According to the website, the Will County Clerk facilitates "grace period voting" for those "who were unable to register to vote or change their address prior to the close of registration (28 days prior to an election)."
For those who have recently moved and fall into that grace period category, it's possible to vote until the third day prior to an election at the Will County Clerk’s Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Two forms of identification are required to register:
- At least one of the two forms must show your name and current address,
- Only one form of identification may be a piece of mail addressed and delivered to you.
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