Early voting runs all weekend; 7,000 already have cast ballots

Early voting runs all weekend; 7,000 already have cast ballots

URBANA — This is the only full weekend of early voting in Champaign County, when registered voters are able to cast ballots on both Saturday and Sundays.

Eight early voting stations, most of which serve only particular precincts, will be open Saturday.

And the county clerk's office will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday for any voter in the county to cast their general election ballot.

Through Thursday, nearly 7,000 Champaign County voters already had cast ballots, according to County Clerk Gordy Hulten. That includes early voters, in-person absentee voters and absentee ballots returned by mail. Almost half of the 6,911 ballots cast were early votes.

The county clerk's office was the most popular site (1,264 early voters), followed by a location in southwest Champaign at the Meadowbrook Community Church (863 early voters). The least popular so far was a site in St. Joseph.

Early voting will continue through Saturday, Nov. 3.

Early voters must provide an Illinois driver's license, an Illinois ID card or some other government-issued ID containing the applicant's photograph.

Here are the locations and hours for early voting on Saturday, plus the voting precincts each site serves:

All precincts

County clerk's office, 1776 E. Washington St., U, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., available to all voters in all precincts in the county. Only location for many Cunningham and Urbana Township precincts.

Near-campus area

Illini Union, room 317, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., available to voters from precincts of City of Champaign 1, City of Champaign 2, City of Champaign 3, City of Champaign 4, City of Champaign 5, City of Champaign 7, City of Champaign 8, City of Champaign 12, City of Champaign 13, City of Champaign 14, Cunningham 1, Cunningham 2, Cunningham 3, Cunningham 4, Cunningham 5, Cunningham 6, Cunningham 7, Cunningham 8, Cunningham 9 and Cunningham 10.

North Champaign

Spalding Recreation Center, 910 N. Harris, C, 9 a.m. to noon, available to voters from Champaign 1, City of Champaign 1, City of Champaign 6, City of Champaign 9, City of Champaign 10, City of Champaign 11, City of Champaign 12, City of Champaign 13, City of Champaign 14, City of Champaign 17, City of Champaign 18, City of Champaign 19, City of Champaign 20, City of Champaign 21, City of Champaign 22, City of Champaign 25, City of Champaign 26, City of Champaign 30, City of Champaign 34 and Hensley.

Southwest Champaign

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 S. Duncan Road, C, 9 a.m. to noon, available to voters from the precincts of Champaign 2, Champaign 3, Champaign 5, Champaign 6, City of Champaign 15, City of Champaign 16, City of Champaign 23, City of Champaign 24, City of Champaign 27, City of Champaign 28, City of Champaign 29, City of Champaign 31, City of Champaign 32, City of Champaign 33, City of Champaign 34, City of Champaign 35, City of Champaign 36, City of Champaign 37, City of Champaign 38, City of Champaign 39.

Western county

Grace Church, 800 W. Oak St., Mahomet, 9 a.m. to noon, available to voters from the precincts of Brown-Fisher, Brown-Foosland, Champaign 2, Champaign 3, City of Champaign 34, City of Champaign 37, City of Champaign 39, Colfax, Condit, East Bend, Hensley, Mahomet 1, Mahomet 2, Mahomet 3, Mahomet 4, Mahomet 5, Newcomb, Scott-Bondville, and Scott-Seymour.

Northern county

Rantoul Recreation Center, 100 W. Flessner Ave., Rantoul, 9 a.m. to noon, available to voters from the precincts of Brown-Fisher, Brown-Foosland, Compromise-Gifford, Compromise-Penfield, Condit, East Bend, Harwood, Hensley, Kerr, Ludlow 1, Ludlow 2, Ludlow 3, Rantoul 1, Rantoul 2, Rantoul 3, Rantoul 4, Rantoul 5, Rantoul 6, Somer and Stanton.

Eastern county

St. Joseph Village Annex, 201 Second St., St. Joseph, 9 a.m. to noon, available to voters from the precincts of Ayers, Ogden 1, Ogden 2, Raymond, Sidney, South Homer, St. Joseph 1, St. Joseph 2, St. Joseph 3 and Stanton.

Southern county

Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main St., Tolono, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., available to voters from the precincts of Champaign 4, Colfax, Crittenden, Pesotum, Philo, Sadorus-Ivesdale, Sadorus-Sadorus, Tolono 1, Tolono 2 and Tolono 3.

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ericbussell wrote on October 27, 2012 at 9:10 am

Yet Charlie Smyth continues to accuse Gordy Hulten of being part of a voter suppression conspiracy. 

rsp wrote on October 27, 2012 at 9:10 am

I keep looking for Savoy on these lists. Do you see it?

bmwest wrote on October 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm
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I think part/most of Savoy falls under Champaign Township (as opposed to City of Champaign Township).

Jen R wrote on October 29, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Hulten didn't volunteer to institute early voting. It's required by law. He's just making voting as hard as he can for people who register during the grace period.