HILLSBORO — All registered voters should have received their new voter registration cards in the mail.
“Of the 16,811 cards we mailed out on January 14, over 1,200 were returned,” states County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser. “[The Postal Service returned them] because they were undeliverable as addressed.”
Voters who did not receive their new voter card should contact the County Clerk’s office as soon as possible. This is in order to avoid any potential issues voting in the June 28 primary election.
Illinois election laws require county clerks to verify voter registration by mailing these cards to all voters. This assures that the voter’s name, address, and current election districts are correct.
Additionally, by “purging” voter rolls of those who are deceased or have moved, it saves taxpayers money due to reduced election costs.
“This is our window of opportunity to provide voters with their new cards before the primary,” Leitheiser said.
Leitheiser expresses the importance that voters receive their new cards. Voters should be informed about all the election district changes in the county.
Montgomery County: Redistricting by the numbers
In the 2021 redistricting, Montgomery County has some changes. While the entire county will be part of the 15th Congressional District, it’s a much different picture for General Assembly. The county is split up into two Senate and three House districts, as seen below:
The only level of government that did not change its district borders is the county board.
“We want to do everything possible to make sure each voter’s information is correct,” Leitheiser adds. “[With that information,] they can be successful when they go to the polls.”
Voters who do not have their cards or need to update information should contact the County Clerk’s office. The office is located on the first floor of the Montgomery County Historic Courthouse.
You can also contact the office by calling (217) 532-9530 or by emailing the office.
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