URBANA, IL - Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten announced today seven new and convenient Early Voting locations for the November 6, 2012 General Election.
"Voting is, at a fundamental level, individuals exercising choices," said Hulten. "We are excited to offer Champaign County voters new and convenient choices in where and when they can cast their votes."
For the November 6, 2012 General Election, Hulten announced that Early Voting will be conducted on the University of Illinois Campus in the Illini Union Room 317, in North Champaign at Spalding Recreation Center, in Southwest Champaign at Meadowbrook Community Church, in Mahomet at Grace Church,in Rantoul at Rantoul Recreation Center, in St. Joseph at the St. Joseph Village Annex, and in Tolono at the Tolono Public Library.
This is the first time that Early Voting will be offered at multiple locations other than the County Clerk's office.
Each of the new locations will be available to voters from nearby precincts, and each location will be open for most of the early voting period in October and November.
In addition, Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten will conduct early voting as usual at the County Clerk's office at Brookens Administrative Center in Urbana. The County Clerk's office will be available to all Champaign County Voters and open for the entire statutory early voting period.
"We want to make voting convenient, accessible and secure for Champaign County's citizens," said Hulten. "We want voters to choose their available location, time and method of voting that is most convenient for them, and encourage them to participate in our elections."
State Senator Mike Frerichs collaborated with Hulten on legislation in the Illinois General Assembly enabling the multiple early voting locations. "I want to commend County Clerk Hulten for his efforts to increase participation in early voting," said Frerichs. "Convenient access to early voting locations increasespublic participation in our elections, and I have appreciated working with him on this mutual goal."
Information about the new Early Voting locations will be available on the County Clerk's website, www.champaigncountyclerk.com, and the program will be promoted by County Clerk Gordy Hulten as the November election approaches. Voters with questions or those seeking more information should contact Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten at 217-384-3720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.