As of Sunday, 39 percent of Montgomery County’s 16,624 registered voters have either voted early or requested a vote-by-mail ballot, according to Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser.
The county clerk’s office reports 3,487 early voters and 2,560 vote-by-mail ballots. They also have 396 vote-by-mail ballots not returned yet, so voters who still have them are encouraged to return the ballots back to the county clerk’s office as soon as possible so they will count. Use the secure outdoor ballot drop box located on the north side of the Historic Courthouse. Ballots placed in the drop box or returned to the county clerk’s office need to be turned in by 7 p.m. on election night. Mailed ballots need to be postmarked on or before election day, Nov 3. Under Illinois law, the county clerk must wait 14 days after the election to receive mailed ballots, then election results can be canvassed and made official.
Early voting continues Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Polls are open on Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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