Kankakee County Clerk takes precautions for COVID-19 exposure ahead of elections

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Dan Hendrickson, Kankakee County Clerk, announced today that precautions are being taken to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for the General Primary Election.

 “All of our polling places will be provided with hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. We are instructing our judges to regularly wipe down pollbooks, voting booths and touch screen voting devices.” Hendrickson also recommended voters could bring their own black pen to vote, thus limiting physical contact to signing the electronic pollbook and the paper ballot.” Hendrickson said.

Hendrickson suggests visiting your polling place during slower times if possible. “Typically, between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm there are fewer voters in the polling place.”

Hendrickson also reminded voters of early voting opportunities. Voting on touch screen equipment continues at the Bourbonnais Municipal Building (upstairs). Hours are noon to 6 pm Thursday and Friday, and from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, March 14th. Hours for early voting at the Kankakee County Clerk’s office, located at 189 East Court Street are 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, March 14th, from 9 am to 4 pm on Sunday March 15th, and from 8:30 am to 7 pm on Monday, March 16th. Paper ballots are available.

For more information, please contact the County Clerk’s office at 815-937-2990.

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