Township Clerk Offers Voter Services for Upcoming Election

WINNETKA, October 14, 2010 - The countdown to Election Day 2010 has begun and registered voters interested in receiving an absentee ballot may pick up an application at the Township Office, located at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka. The Township is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Thursday, October 28th.

"Absentee voting by mail is a convenient way to cast your ballot if you are unable to get to your polling place on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, 2010 or to cast your ballot during Early Voting at a designated Early Voting site," advises Township Clerk Jerome Hoynes. "Any registered suburban Cook County voter may apply for an absentee ballot,’ he noted, ‘it is no longer necessary to provide a reason."

If you are a registered voter, Hoynes says, you are eligible to vote early. Early voting continues through October 28th. In New Trier Township, registered voters may vote at Centennial Park located at 2300 Old Glenview Road in Wilmette.

While the deadline for the November 2010 election has passed to register to vote at the Township office, Hoynes says the next election in April 2011 will provide an opportunity for voters to elect their local village board, school board and park district members, along with others. As a service to residents, Deputy Voter Registrar’s are available at the Township Office year-round. 

The Township Clerk’s website also provides helpful links to voter information and enables residents to verifying voter registration status, locate polling places, and view a sample ballot.

About New Trier Township
New Trier Township’s mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and resources to benefit the physical, mental and social-well being of Township residents.  Established in 1850, New Trier Township government serves the 56,000 residents in the villages of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, and Glencoe, plus portions of Glenview and Northfield. The Township Office is located at 739 Elm Street in Winnetka or online at

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