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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek Announces Early Voting at Fairgrounds Starting September 29

DuPage County voters may cast their paper ballots in the 2022 General Election starting Thursday, Sept. 29th, when the county’s Early Voting location opens at the DuPage County Fairgrounds (Building 5), 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton, just off County Farm Road, east of the county’s Government Administration buildings. 

Doors to voting at the Fairgrounds will open at 8 a.m. Thursday – 40 days before the Nov. 8th Election.

DuPage County now features 100% paper ballots on new voting equipment for both Early Voting and Election Day.  Beginning on Monday, Oct. 24th, Early Voting will expand to 22 locations throughout DuPage County – twice as many as the General Election in 2018.

Hours for Early Voting at the Fairgrounds are:

Weekdays:  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (September 29 – October 21)
Saturdays:   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (October 1 – October 22)
Weekdays:  8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (October 24 – November 7)
Weekends:  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (October 29 – November 6)

In addition to new voting equipment, the Fairgrounds has a new parking lot and driveway near its polling site. Funding for the paving was made possible by a $149,000 grant from the Illinois State Board of Elections to the County Clerk’s Office for polling place improvement and safety.

“Nearly 34,000 people voted at the Fairgrounds during the 2020 General Election. Voters returning in 2022 will notice a night-and-day difference in the condition of the main parking lot,” Kaczmarek said. “All the bumps, potholes, gravel and puddles are now gone.

Voters can find a complete guide to all Early Voting locations and dates, as well as information about voting by mail, on the Clerk’s Election website.

“All the information you will need on the ways to vote in the General Election can be found at www.dupagecounty.gov/election,” Kaczmarek said. “We also encourage everyone to follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/DuPageCoClerk), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/dupagecountyclerk/), and Facebook (Facebook.com/DuPage-County-Clerk) to stay up to date on the latest election news.”