Lake Co. Announces Drop Box Areas For Nov. Election

LAKE COUNTY, IL — The Lake County Clerk’s Workplace has joined a expanding quantity of counties across the Chicago region and nation that have installed drop boxes ahead of the November election. The modify comes following an elevated concern more than how the U.S. Postal Service will deal with anticipated record numbers of Americans voting by mail in November due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In current weeks, operational adjustments inside the USPS reportedly led to widespread mail delays, elimination of overtime for postal workers, carriers getting instructed to leave mail behind and the decommissioning of mail sorting machines. This, coupled with the truth that the Lake County Clerk’s Workplace is expecting additional than 3 occasions the quantity of mail-in votes this year led to the push for drop boxes, Lake County Chief Deputy County Clerk Todd Govani told Patch.

“When legislation passed to expand vote by mail, election authorities have been offered the alternative to use the drop boxes and we decided that voters may possibly really feel additional comfy dropping their ballots off alternatively of risking their ballots not getting delivered due to postal concerns,” Govani stated.

On Tuesday, the clerk’s workplace released the places of its drop boxes. Election judges will gather ballots everyday from the drop boxes and bring the ballots to the clerk’s workplace for processing, according to a news release from the clerk’s workplace.

The initially 4 drop boxes will be accessible for drop off ballots beginning on Sept. 24 with 17 additional accessible beginning on Oct. 19. In addition, a handful of drop boxes will stay open on Nov. two and on Election Day, which is Nov. three.

Right here are the places of the drop boxes that will be open 24 hours per day beginning on Sept. 24. and continuing by way of 7 p.m. on Nov. three:

  • Juvenile Branch Court, 24647 N. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills

  • Mundelein Branch Court, 105 E. Route 83, Mundelein

  • Round Lake Branch Court, 1792 Nicole Lane, Round Lake Beach

  • Park City Branch Court, 301 Greenleaf St., Park City

These places will be open from eight:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays by way of Fridays and from 9 a.m. to five p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays beginning on Oct. 19 and continuing by way of Nov. 1:

  • Antioch Township Workplace, 1625 Deep Lake Rd., Lake Villa

  • Avon Township, 433 E. Washington St., Round Lake Park

  • Ela Township Workplace, 1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich

  • Fremont Township Workplace, 22385 W. Route 60, Mundelein

  • Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee

  • Highland Park Nation Club, 1201 Park Ave., Highland Park

  • Jane Addams Center, Bowen Park, 95 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan

  • Lake Barrington Village Hall, 23860 N. Old Barrington Road, Lake Barrington

  • Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville

  • Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake

  • Lake County Principal Courthouse Lobby, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

  • Lake Forest City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest

  • North Chicago City Hall, 1850 Lewis Ave., North Chicago

  • Wauconda Township Workplace, 505 Bonner Road, Wauconda

  • West Deerfield Township Workplace, 601 Deerfield Road, Deerfield

  • William E. Peterson Park, 16652 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Prairie View

  • Zion City Hall, 2828 Sheridan Rd., Zion

These drop box places will be accessible from eight:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. two:

  • Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee

  • Jane Addams Center, Bowen Park, 95 Jack Benny Dr., Waukegan

  • Lake County Principal Courthouse Lobby, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

  • North Chicago City Hall, 1850 Lewis Ave., North Chicago

  • Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Rd., Grayslake

And these places will be accessible from six a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. three:

  • Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E. Peterson Road, Grayslake

  • Lake County Principal Courthouse Lobby, 18 N. County St., Waukegan

Some of the boxes will be unattended but monitored by video surveillance that is recorded, according to facts released by the clerk’s workplace final month. These drop boxes will be accessible 24 hours per day and permanently anchored in location when vote-by-mail gets underway on Sept. 24.

To discover out additional about how to vote by mail, pay a visit to right here.

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This report initially appeared on the Libertyville Patch

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