Ballot Drop Boxes Reopen In Champaign County

URBANA – Champaign County voters can once again use election drop boxes to send in their mail-in ballots for Tuesday’s local elections. The seven drop boxes in Champaign and Urbana were used during the November election. But local election officials say there was no state law authorizing their use in other elections. That changed last […]

Champaign County Voters Will Decide Future Of Recorder’s Office On April 6

URBANA – The fate of the Champaign County Recorder’s office is up to the voters. If they approve a referendum on the April 6 ballot, the work of the recorder of deeds will be merged into the county clerk’s office The referendum, which the county board voted in January to place on the ballot, asks: […]

McGrath’s Narrow Lead For Circuit Clerk Holds, As Ballot Counting Continues

URBANA – The Champaign County Clerk’s office added another 1,917 ballots to its total Friday, as election workers continued to process vote by mail ballots, provisional ballots and mail ballots that had been challenged. (Find a link to the latest election totals here) Chief Deputy Clerk Angie Patton said the number of additional ballots arriving […]

Republicans Accuse Champaign County Clerk Of Election Misconduct

UPDATE: Nov. 3 2020 – Beginning Monday, November 2, the Champaign County Clerk will provide names and addresses of who has received vote-by-mail ballots in the county, and who has sent them back. A judge on Friday ordered County Clerk Aaron Ammons to provide the information in a public, accessible place, since his office has […]

Champaign County Opens More Early Voting Sites

Additional sites for early voting are opening in Champaign County on Monday, October 19. Each of the eleven early voting site is open to voters from any part of Champaign County. The Champaign County Clerk’s office will operate the sites seven days a week, and will also keep them open on Election Day, November 3rd, […]

Early Voting Begins In Illinois

URBANA — Early voting starts Thursday, September 24, in Illinois. Voters who wish to cast their ballots early for the November 3 election may do so at their local election office. In Champaign County, voters can cast their ballots early at the Brookens Administrative Center, 1776 E. Washington St. in Urbana, but not at the […]

COVID-19 Cases Close Champaign County Clerk, Danville Library

URBANA – The Champaign County Clerk’s office and the Danville Public Library are both closed temporarily, after an employee at each location tested positive for COVID-19. But a staff member will be at the county clerk’s office on Tuesday to accept petitions from candidates seeking to get their names on the November 3 election ballot. […]

Champaign County To Move Three Polling Places Out Of Long-Term Care Facilities

Champaign County is moving three of its primary election polling places out of long-term care facilities to other locations, out of concern about the coronavirus. Angie Patton, chief deputy with the Champaign County Clerk’s office, says her office made the decision after conferring with officials at the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. But she emphasized that […]

Champaign County Expands Early Voting

CHAMPAIGN – As early voting continues for the March 17 Illinois Primary, Champaign County is opening seven additional early voting locations on Monday, March 8, in Champaign, Rantoul, Tolono, Mahomet and St. Joseph. Two other early voting locations opened a week earlier on the University of Illinois campus. Champaign County Clerk Aaron Ammons says he […]