Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham announced today (Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016) that ongoing objections to several presidential candidates are not anticipated to be resolved by the State Board of Elections in time for ballots to be prepared and voting tabulators to be programmed for the opening of by-mail and early voting on Feb. 4, 2016.
The ballots and machines will be available no later than Feb. 17, 2016 — the beginning of grace period registration and voting — by which time most challenges seeking to remove candidates from the ballot should have been decided and final ballot certifications issued by the State Board of Elections.
“It is possible that ballots may be available prior to Feb. 17, and if so, we will notify the media and voters through a release, on our website and social media,” Cunningham said.
“It’s unfortunate that the compressed filing calendar for presidential candidates and the circumstances of these objections will likely delay our receiving final certifications from the State Board of Elections and affect the opening of voting statewide. Once final certifications are received, we will move as quickly as possible to finalize ballots, program machines and open for voting.”
Voters attempting to vote early during the period when ballots are unavailable will be offered an application to vote by mail, or the opportunity to vote early when ballots are available, Cunningham said. Voters seeking more information about voting by mail as well as voting schedules and locations should visit www.kane county elections.org. Citizens also may contact the Kane County Clerk’s Office via email at mail@county firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 630-232-5950.
SOURCE: Kane County Clerk’s Office news release
Key Dates for Election 2016
SOURCE: Kane County Clerk’s Office website
For All Other Vote By Mail
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, to Thursday, March 10, 2016