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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Monday, November 7, 2022

DUPAGE COUNTY CLERK JEAN KACZMAREK ANNOUNCES DUPAGE VOTERS CAN “VOTE ANYWHERE” ON ELECTION DAY FIRST AND ONLY COUNTY IN ILLINOIS TO ALLOW VOTERS TO CAST THEIR BALLOT AT ANY ELECTION DAY POLLING PLACE

WHEATON, IL-  DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek announces that DuPage County voters have the option to cast their ballot at any of the county’s 269 polling places on Election Day, rather than being limited to their local precinct polling place or a single vote center.  DuPage County is the first and only county in the state of Illinois to offer voters the opportunity to “Vote Anywhere” on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th

“Now voters may cast their ballot conveniently at a polling place near their job or school, instead of rushing to or from their home precinct,” DuPage County Clerk Kaczmarek says. “Best of all, DuPage voters will no longer be turned away on Election Day for being in the wrong polling place in the county.”

The “Vote Anywhere” program was successfully implemented for the first time in the June 28, 2022 Primary Election, with approximately 13.5% of Election Day voters choosing to vote outside of their home precinct polling place.  Ballots are printed on-demand at the polling place for each voter after check-in using the county’s brand-new all-paper ballot voting system.

The number of precincts remains unchanged from 2020. No voter will be deprived of their local polling place in order to fulfill “Vote Anywhere” Election Day voting. As always, strict security measures will be in place to ensure one person, one vote.

“There is not a jurisdiction in the state of Illinois making it easier to vote than DuPage County,” Kaczmarek says.  “I encourage all DuPage County voters to take advantage of the opportunity to exercise their fundamental right to vote.”

 

To find the Election Day polling places nearest you, visit: www.dupagecounty.gov/election