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Early voting location at Prairie Activity & Recreation Center

10/28/2019, 9:46 p.m.
Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry has announce the Plainfield Park District has agreed to allow its Prairie Activity & ...
Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry (left) is joined by Plainfield Park Board President Mimi Poling and Vice President Bill Thoman outside the Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC). The County Clerk and her team worked with the Plainfield Park District to bring PARC on board as a new Early Voting location in the 2020 elections.

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry has announce the Plainfield Park District has agreed to allow its Prairie Activity & Recreation Center (PARC) to serve as one of the newest Early Voting locations in Will County.

The Prairie Activity & Recreation Center is located at 24550 W. Renwick Rd. in Plainfield. It will serve citizens during the two-week Early Voting timeframe prescribed by the Illinois State Board of Elections, which starts on March 2, 2020 and continues through March 15, 2020.

The Center will serve voters on both evening and weekend hours during portions of the two-week period.

The County Clerk worked with Plainfield Park District Executive Director Carlo J. Capalbo on the Early Voting agreement. In advance of the March 17 Primary Election, Election Workers will conduct Early Voting for citizens throughout Will County in the Center's community room during the following hours:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. between Monday, March 2 and Friday, March 6;
  • 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 7;
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 15;
  • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. between Monday, March 9 and Friday, March 13;
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.

Early Voting hours for the November 2020 Presidential Election at the Prairie Activity & Recreation Center will be finalized in the Spring/Summer of 2020.

"My goal as the Will County Clerk is to make voting convenient and accessible in as many communities as possible," Staley Ferry said. "I am confident that offering Early Voting at PARC will reduce wait times for voters throughout Northwestern Will County. Equally as important, it will relieve Early Voting congestion for citizens who choose to cast their ballots at Plainfield Village Hall, which up until now was the only Early Voting site in Plainfield."

The Spanish Community Center located on Joliet’s East Side and the Village of Shorewood were both added to the growing list of early voting locations.

The County Clerk is planning in the coming weeks to announce another new Early Voting location for voters in Eastern Will County.