Vote by Mail, Debbie Gillette and Anne Vickery

Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette (lower left photo) told the county board on Tuesday that 20,287 vote-by-mail ballots (top) have been mailed out to voters and 8,785 have been returned and accepted.  Former Kendall County Board Chair Anne Vickery (lower right) is on one of the panels checking ballot signatures.  (Top photo provided; bottom photos for WSPYNews.com by James Wyman)

Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette told the Kendall County Board at Tuesday's meeting that three-person panels have been checking signatures on the 8,785 vote-by-mail ballots that have been returned to her office. 

Gillette said that 20,287 ballots have been mailed out to voters.

She told county board members about the three-person panels reviewing signatures.

Former Kendall County Board Chair Anne Vickery, who is a Republican, is on one of the panels.

Vickery said that one day last week her panel looked at 249 ballots and rejected 22.

County board member Amy Cesich asked County Clerk Gillette about when the vote-by-mail ballots will be counted.

Gillette said the vote-by-mail and early voting ballots will be counted first, followed by the ballots from the precincts.

Gillette also told the Kendall County Board that early voting opened a week earlier than usual.  At the Oswego Village Hall, 2,900 early voting ballots have been cast; at the Oswego Library's Montgomery Branch, 1,650 ballots were cast; and 126 people voted at Plano City Hall.

4,074 early ballots have been cast at the County Office Building in Yorkville.

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