Debbie Gillette and Jason Langston

Kendall County Clerk and Recorder Debbie Gillette (left photo) told the county board on Tuesday that 2,400 applications for vote-by-mail ballots have been received by her office.  Commander Jason Langston (right) of the Kendall County Sheriff's Office shows a board member what a body-worn camera looks like.  The Kendall County Board approved the purchase of the cameras for deputies and corrections officers.  (WSPYNews.com photo by James Wyman)

Kendall County Clerk and Recorder Debbie Gillette told county board members at Tuesday's meeting that 2,400 applications for vote-by-mail ballots have been received by her office.

Gillette said that filling out a vote-by-mail ballot is not mandatory and that voters can vote on election day or come to early voting.

Board member Audra Hendrix asked Gillette about those citizens who receive and send in vote-by-mail ballots but then change their minds and want to vote in person.

Here's Debbie Gillette:

Board member Hendrix had another question for County Clerk Gillette:

Gillette told the Kendall County Board that she has set aside a secure room in the County Office Building for the counting of vote-by-mail ballots. 

Gillette said that she will also utilize the drop box at the County Office Building at 111 W. Fox St. in Yorkville.

In other business at Tuesday's meeting, the Kendall County Board approved a five-year contract with Brite Computers for the purchase of patrol and corrections body-worn cameras.  The initial cost is $87,434, with a storage cost in years two through five of $25,872 per year.

County board members also approved the $443,267 contact with Lite Construction of Montgomery for the remodeling of the county board room.

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