PRESS RELEASE: County Clerk Gordy Hulten Announces Expansion of Early Voting to Nine Additional Locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2016
Contact: Gordy Hulten (217.384.3720)

County Clerk Gordy Hulten Announces Expansion of Early Voting to Nine Additional Locations

URBANA, IL – Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten announced today the expansion of early voting in Champaign County with eight additional voting locations opening on Monday, October 24, 2016, a ninth location on October 31, 2016, and expanded hours at the County Clerk’s office.

“Voting is, at a fundamental level, individuals exercising choices,” said Hulten.  “Early Voting allows voters to choose the most convenient time and place to cast their vote. For those voters who are ready to vote prior to Election Day, we encourage them to vote early, to avoid potential lines and reduce congestion for others on Election Day.”

For the November 8, 2016 General Election, Early Voting will be conducted at the following locations and schedules:

  • Office of the Champaign County Clerk (1776 East Washington Street, Urbana)
    • Thursday, September 29 through Friday, October 28: weekdays 8:00am – 4:30pm
    • Saturday, October 29: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    • Sunday, October 30: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 4: 8:00am – 7:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    • Monday, November 7: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • UI Campus: Illini Union, Federal Room (basement) (1401 West Green Street, Urbana)
    • Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4: weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sunday, November 6: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • North Champaign: The Church of the Living God (312 East Bradley, Champaign)
    • Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4: weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sunday, November 6: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • West Champaign: Leonhard Recreation Center (2307 Sangamon Drive, Champaign)
    • Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4: weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sunday, November 6: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Southwest Champaign: Meadowbrook Community Church (1902 South Duncan Road, Champaign)
    • Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4: weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sunday, November 6: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Mahomet: Lake of the Woods Pavilion (Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet)
    • Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4: weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sunday, November 6: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Rantoul: The Gathering Place (First United Methodist Church) (200 South Century Blvd, Rantoul)
    • Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4: weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sunday, November 6: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • St. Joseph: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (802 East Douglas, St. Joseph)
    • Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4: weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sunday, November 6: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Tolono Public Library (111 East Main Street, Tolono)
    • Monday, October 24 through Friday, November 4: weekdays 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sunday, November 6: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • UI Campus: Activities and Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room 7 (ARC MP7) (201 E Peabody Dr, Champaign)
    • Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 4: 10:00am – 6:00pm
    • Saturday, November 5: 9:00am – 12:00pm
    • Sunday, November 6: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Every Early Voting location in Champaign County will be available to all validly registered voters in Champaign County, and grace period voter registration and voting will be available to all eligible residents at all locations during the dates and times scheduled for voting.

“We want to make voting convenient, accessible and secure for Champaign County’s citizens,” said Hulten.  “We want voters to choose the location, time and method of voting that is most convenient for them, and encourage them to participate in all our elections.”

Voters with questions or those seeking more information should visit www.champaigncountyclerk.com/ev/, contact Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten at 217-384-3724 or email mail@champaigncountyclerk.com.

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