Editorial: Information turns residents into voters

By on October 21, 2010

For those who pay attention to the national media, you well know how this year’s mid-term elections have been covered with far more rigor than any in recent memory.

While there are ample examples of journalism advocacy replacing objective reporting, the increase in media focus remains a good thing, because the more informed an electorate becomes, the more likely residents will turn into voters.

Regardless of your political views and who or what you support, it is essential that you either head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2, or cast an absentee or early ballot before then.

Remaining local early voting sites and dates for the Nov. 2 election are as follows:

Kane County Circuit Clerk Building, 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, and Oct. 25-28; Kane County Clerk’s Office, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Building B, Geneva, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 21-23, Oct. 25-26, and Oct. 28; Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal St., Sugar Grove, 1 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 21, Oct. 26-28; Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn, from 1 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 25-26; and a Votemobile site at the Jewel-Osco at 465 N. State St. (Route 47), Sugar Grove, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 27-28.

Polling places, listed by precinct, are as follows:

Blackberry Township
1. Town and Country Public Library, 320 E. North St., Elburn
2. Fox Valley Christian Church, 40W150 Main St., Batavia
3. Fox Valley Christian Church, 40W150 Main St., Batavia
4. Mill Creek Elementary School, 0N900 Brundige Drive, Geneva
5. Rejoice Lutheran Church, 0N377 N. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva
6. Rejoice Lutheran Church, 0N377 N. Mill Creek Drive, Geneva

Campton Township
1. Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main St., Elburn
2. Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old LaFox Road, St. Charles
3. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 40W605 Route 38, Elburn
4. Grace Lutheran Church, 5N600 Hanson Road, St. Charles
5. Hosanna Lutheran Church, 36W925 Red Gate Road, St. Charles
6. Grace Lutheran Church, 5N600 Hanson Road, St. Charles
7. Congregational UCC Church, 40W451 Route 38, Elburn
8. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 40W605 Route 38, Elburn
9. Congregational UCC Church, 40W451 Fox Mill Boulevard, St. Charles
10. Christ Community Church, 37W100 Bolcum Road, St. Charles

Kaneville Township
1. Dave Werdin Community Center, 2S101 Harter Road, Kaneville

Sugar Grove Township
1. Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St., Sugar Grove
2. Sugar Grove Township Building, 54 Snow St., Sugar Grove
3. Cheshire Club, 15 Winthrop New Road, Sugar Grove
4. Cheshire Club, 15 Winthrop New Road, Sugar Grove
5. Sugar Grove Community House, 141 Main St., Sugar Grove
6. Cheshire Club, 15 Winthrop New Road, Sugar Grove

Virgil Township
1. Maple Park Civic Center, 302 Willow St., Maple Park
2. Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 5N939 Meredith Road, Virgil

The only action that gives you more power to influence the direction of your town, county, state and nation than voting is to actually run for office yourself.

About Ryan Wells

Ryan Wells is the owner and publisher of the Elburn Herald. You can reach him at RyanWells@elburnherald.com, or by calling (630) 703-9201, ext. 107.

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