Tuesday, November 6, 2012
County clerk reports all snags have been addressed and the votes have been counted.
Voting in Kendall County has gone fairly smoothly with only a handful of "glitches," Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette said this afternoon. Gillette said some ballots were not feeding properly into some optical scan machines used in the county. However, she said the problem was quickly solved and all of the votes were counted. "It was just an issue with the ballots not being lined up properly," Gillette said. Although not an issue with voting, Gillette said her office has also fielded a number of telephone calls from residents wanting to know which precinct they were supposed to vote in, or questions on whether or not they were registered to vote. Several voters on the Yorkville Patch Facebook Page said they did not encounter long lines…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Everything you need to know about voting in upcoming elections in Kendall County.
Early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election starts on Monday, Oct. 22 for Kendall County. Voters can go to either the Kendall County Clerk's Office, 111 West Fox Street, Yorkville, or the Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego, to vote. The Yorkville location will be available until Nov. 3 and the Oswego location until Nov. 1. A photo ID is required to vote. To be eligible to vote, a person must: To register, a person must bring two forms of identification, one of which is required to include your name and residence address. Acceptable forms are: Election day voting is on Nov. 6 from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Be sure to check your Kendall County polling location before Election Day as changes have been made due to redistricting…
Monday, October 15, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012
Dear Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for letting me address the residents of Kendall County. As we begin to look this fall at the election, I would like to encourage the residents to please join me in voting on November 6th. The right to vote is a fundamental right. We as Americans need to give thanks for the ability to participate in a debate and discussion over who will be our leaders. We are fortunate to live in a democracy and have the freedom to discuss the issues and continue to build the fabric of America that distinguishes us as the greatest country on earth. On November 6th the Great American debate will be taking place and I ask the residents of Kendall County to join me in exercising their right to …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A special Election Day edition of The Editor Speaks, and a plea to get out and vote.
Yesterday, I decided to run a little contest on Facebook. I asked readers to guess the total voter turnout for today's election in Kane and Kendall counties. Most people guessed right around 20 percent. One truly optimistic woman suggested Kane County might come in at 28 percent. That would be wonderful, but history isn’t on our side on this one. The last election that was exactly like this one, meaning the same seats were up for grabs, happened in 2007. Kane County came in at 21 percent, Kendall County at 18 percent. The last consolidated election, in 2009, brought out 12 percent of Kendall voters, and 23 percent of Kane voters. Now, election officials will tell you that the consolidated elections have the lowest turnouts, and they’re …