Kane County Clerk John A. Cunningham announced that the Clerk’s Office will have sanitizing stations with hand sanitizer outside all polling locations in Kane County for Tuesday’s General Primary Election.
Clerk Cunningham said, “For the health and safety of Kane County voters and our election workers, we will have sanitizing stations placed outside all polling locations on Tuesday for Election Day. We want voters to know that we are taking all necessary precautions and want them to feel comfortable and safe when they come out to vote on Tuesday. I encourage voters to use sanitizer and wash their hands before entering the polling place and upon leaving after they vote. ”
The 5 foot-tall sanitizing stations each have 4 dispensers with hand sanitizer. The industrial-sized sanitizing dispensing stations are the type used for large scale events.
Cunningham added, “To promote a healthy and safe environment, we are also following the CDC’s recommendations for election and polling places, including cleaning and disinfecting voting equipment and frequently-touched surfaces, hand sanitizing, and social distancing whenever possible.”
Cunningham encourages residents to vote early at one of the Early Voting sites and avoid crowds and lines on Election Day. The Clerk’s Office has 7 Early Voting sites open until 7:00 pm Friday, 4:00 pm (or later) Saturday and Sunday, and 4:00 pm Monday. Kane County residents can vote early at any Early Voting site in Kane County.
These locations include the Kane County Clerk’s Office locations in Geneva and Aurora; Fire Station No. 93, 5000 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Carpentersville; Elgin Township, 729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin; Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin; Kane County Branch Court Conference Center, 530 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles; and the Vaughn Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Tr., Aurora.
A complete list of all Early Voting sites is available at kanecountyclerk.org/Elections/Pages/Early-Voting.aspx or by calling (630) 232-5990.
As the election authority for Kane County, the Clerk’s Office provides many resources for those who wish to be informed about elections. Through the Voter Outreach Program, the VoteMobile, participation in community events, Facebook www.facebook.com/kanecountyclerk,website www.kanecountyelections.org, and Twitter @KaneCoILClerk, the Clerk’s Office provides information and resources directly to Kane County residents.