The information below is adapted from a News-Gazette article.
The upcoming April 6 election for municipal, school distrcit and other local offices will have fewer polling places than in last fall's November 3 general election. County Clerk Aaron Ammons has cut the number from 86 to 48.
Ammons cited cost savings and reduced exposure for judges to Covid-19. He stressed that the reduction in the number of polling places was not a sign he is trying to suppress voting. “We went from 95 polling locations (in 2016) to 86 and we still increased the turnout by 3,343 votes, the highest turnout in the history of Champaign County,” Ammons said. “I know a lot of people talk about voter suppression when you do consolidations like this.
There will be a full complement of Early Voting sites for the February 23 Primary Election. Early voting for the Primary starts on January 14, 2021 at the Brookens Administrative Center gymnasium, 1776 E. Washington St., Urbana.
For more details, see the News-Gazette story.
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