Shelbyville Daily Union

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January 7, 2014

Absentee ballots for elderly, people with disabilities notice

Elderly and persons with disabilities unable to vote in person in the upcoming General Primary Election to be held on March 18, 2014, may request an application for an absentee ballot beginning Thursday, February 6 - Thursday, March 13, 2014 by mailing a request or by telephoning the office of:

Jessica Fox, Shelby County Clerk

Post Office Box 230, 301 E. Main

Shelbyville, Illinois 62565

Telephone: (217) 774-4421

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4PM

Closed Holidays: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (Lincoln’s Birthday)

Monday, February 17, 2014 (Presidents’ Day)

Upon receipt of the absentee ballot application, please be sure that all questions are answered and that it is dated and signed before returning. Upon receipt of the signed application in the Clerk’s office, the ballot will be mailed. When returning ballot by mail, the ballot must be postmarked no later than midnight, Monday, March 17, 2014.

Elderly and persons with disabilities wishing to vote in person may do so by coming into the Clerk’s office beginning Thursday, February 6 - Monday, March 17, 2014. Any person needing to become registered to vote or to transfer their voting address may do so through Tuesday, February 18, 2014 with the exception of grace period registration and transfer of registration which begins February 19 – March 15, 2014 in the Clerk’s office.

The Clerk’s office will be open for Early and Grace Period Voting from 8AM – NOON on Saturday, March 15, 2014. All polling places are accessible to persons with disabilities or the elderly. Assistance is available, if needed, in marking the ballot.

Handicapped accessible parking and ramp are located on the East side of the Courthouse and an elevator is located on the first floor of the Courthouse for your convenience. For questions on registration or voting, please consult the Clerk’s office prior to the deadlines.

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