- Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series pointing out where to find the candidate names and referendums that will appear on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. Kane County Connects encourages citizens to take part in the election process and to seek multiple sources to inform their voting decisions.
Want to study up on the Nov. 6 General Election?
One of the best ways to find out what races and referendums you personally will be voting on is to check out your sample ballot in advance. Knowing who’s on the ballot and what decisions you’ll be making can help you make an informed decision.
Sample ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election have been posted on the Kane County Clerk’s Office election website.
We say “all new” in this article’s headline for a couple of reasons. First, the former Aurora Election Commission has been rolled in to the Kane County Clerk’s Office via referendum, so this is the first election that city of Aurora voters will vote under the Clerk’s Office direction.
Second, the Clerk’s Office website has been redesigned, so the look is a bit different and finding the sample ballot is visually different on the website.
The Nov. 6 ballot includes numerous candidates for state, federal government, countywide elected offices and judges.
For more information, visit kanecountyelections.org.
How Do I Find My Sample Ballot?
Finding your sample ballot in Kane County is easy.
(1) Go to the www.kanecountyelections.org homepage.
(2) Click on “Sample Ballots” in the box under “Election Results”.
A “Voter Search” option will appear.
(3) Fill in your name, house number and street name.
Remember to just type in your street name only. For example, “Downing” rather than “Downing Place”.
Click “submit” and a list of voters in your household will appear.
(4) Click on Your Name
You will then see a “Voter Information” page, which contains information about your voting status, polling places and more.
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE SOME PEOPLE HAVE TROUBLE FINDING THE LINK TO YOUR PERSONALIZED BALLOT.
(5) Scroll to find “Sample Ballot” with a ballot code.
THIS IS THE PART THAT’S HARD TO FIND, AT TIMES.
We blew up the size a bit, so you can see it. The ballot code below is for a Geneva polling place. Unless you live in that same area of Geneva, your ballot code number will be different.
Click on the ballot code link.
(6) Peruse your personalized sample ballot!
Keep in mind that there are different races and referendums, depending on where you live and what ballot you choose.
East side of Geneva sample ballots looks like this:
Peruse at your leisure. Understand the contests. Do a little research on the candidates and issues.
It’s that easy!
You can also download and print simply by clicking the icons in the upper right corner of the screen. After that, all you have to do is …
(7) Go vote!
Keep in mind, there are options for early voting, as well. Visit kanecountyelections.org for more information on early voting.
SOURCE: Kane County Clerk’s Office website
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