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Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry on Thursday thanked Executive Assistant Beth Pfanenstiel for all of her hard work ...
04/23/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry on Thursday thanked Executive Assistant Beth Pfanenstiel for all of her hard work on behalf of the office as part of Administrative Professionals Week. Thanks Beth.

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry reminds citizens that her office remains closed to the public except for limited c...
04/22/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry reminds citizens that her office remains closed to the public except for limited circumstances in compliance with Gov. Pritzker’s state order. The Clerk has installed protective shields at her counter to protect her staff and the public during those limited occasions when the office is open. Staff members are wearing face masks and gloves while serving the public, and they are practicing social distancing.

County Clerk Staley Ferry appreciates the public’s understanding of the need to minimize general access during the pandemic. She looks forward to reopening for full services when public health officials deem it is safe.

For information on Will County Clerk services during this public health crisis, visit https://www.thewillcountyclerk.com/county-clerk/press-releases/will-county-clerk-closed-to-public-except-for-limited-circumstances/

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry knows that in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, many concerned voters wi...
04/21/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry knows that in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, many concerned voters will be interested in receiving Vote By Mail ballots for the Nov. 3 Presidential Election.

However, the County Clerk reminds voters that the Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/19-2) prescribes Aug. 5 as the day voters may begin filing applications to receive Vote By Mail Ballots for the upcoming election. The Will County Clerk's Office may begin mailing ballots to those who have applied beginning on Sept. 24 pursuant to the Election Code (10 ILCS 5/19-4).

For more information on Vote By Mail and other Election Services, visit https://www.thewillcountyclerk.com/.

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry watches Friday as Kevin Clancy (from left), treasurer for the Will County Democrat...
04/03/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry watches Friday as Kevin Clancy (from left), treasurer for the Will County Democrats, and George Pearson, chairman of the Will County Republicans, inspect election results from precincts randomly selected by the Illinois State Board of Elections. After each election, ISBE randomly selects 5 percent of the precincts for retabulation to ensure voting equipment worked properly.

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry launched Tuesday’s Provisional Count during which roughly 4,500 Vote By Mail Ballo...
03/31/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry launched Tuesday’s Provisional Count during which roughly 4,500 Vote By Mail Ballots and roughly 200 Provisional Ballots were processed through tabulators. Processing areas were stationed at greater distances and located in different rooms to keep workers safe and to comply with public health guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Results of the Provisional Count were uploaded to www.thewillcountyclerk.com under the Election Results tab Tuesday afternoon.

Maxwell Martyka, Jacob Mihelich, and Chris Hornacek arrived at the Will County Clerk’s Office first thing this morning a...
03/17/2020

Maxwell Martyka, Jacob Mihelich, and Chris Hornacek arrived at the Will County Clerk’s Office first thing this morning and signed up to be replacement Election Judges. Thanks for your help!

If you can serve, come right in to the Clerk’s Office at 302 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet to receive an assignment. Or call (815) 740-4613.

03/16/2020

This is a complete list of Polling Places that have been relocated for the Tuesday, March 17 Presidential Primary Election due to concerns about coronavirus:

• Elwood School, Jackson Precinct 02 – Moving to Elwood Village Hall, 401 E. Mississippi Ave., Elwood;

• Joshua Arms, Joliet Precinct 35 - Moving to Nowell Park 199 Mills Road, Joliet;

• Lincolnway Special Recreation Center, New Lenox Precinct 15, -- Moving to Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox;

• St. James Wellness Center, Crete Precinct 06 - Moving to Crete Fire Station 2, 25048 S. Klemme Road, Crete;

• Timbers of Shorewood, Troy Precinct 07 - Moving to Troy Middle School, 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield;

• Village Woods, Crete Precinct 11 - Moving to Crete Fire Station 1, 26730 S. Stoney Island, Crete;

• Willow Falls, Lockport Precinct 21 - Moving to Crest Hill City Hall, 1610 Plainfield Road, Crest Hill.

03/16/2020

CALL FOR BACKUP ELECTION JUDGES

The Will County Clerk’s Office encourages individuals from both political parties who are interested in serving as a backup Election Judge on Election Day to email [email protected] with contact information and their party affiliation.

Interested individuals also may come directly to the Will County Clerk’s Office at 302 N. Chicago Street in downtown Joliet at 6 a.m. tomorrow to receive a Polling Place assignment.

Past experience serving as an Election Judge is not a factor. These individuals can be sworn in by a sitting Election Judge after 6:15 a.m. on Election Day.

While these replacement judges would not have received formal training from our Election Judge Department, they may rely on the guidance of trained Election Judges assigned to that Polling Place to serve through the day.

In addition, the Will County Clerk’s Office will compensate these replacement Election Judges the standard $150 if they serve the full remainder of the day.

This process, which is allowed under ILCS 5/13-7 and ILCS 5/14-6, is being enacted to replace Election Judges who are canceling due to concerns about coronavirus.

The Will County Clerk’s Office announces that another Polling Place will be relocated due to concerns about coronavirus....
03/16/2020
Will County, IL Elections | Will County, IL Elections

The Will County Clerk’s Office announces that another Polling Place will be relocated due to concerns about coronavirus.

The Polling Place at:
Lincolnway Special Recreation Center, New Lenox Precinct 15
will be relocated to:
Peace Lutheran Church, 1900 E. Lincoln Highway, New Lenox

The new location also will be posted on the County Clerk’s website at www.thewillcountyclerk.com. The County Clerk’s Office also will notify the leaders of the local political parties of the Polling Place change. In addition, the Clerk’s Office will place signs at the entrances of the original Polling Place directing voters to the new location.

Because of the late notice, the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office petitioned the Will County Circuit Court on behalf of the Clerk’s Office to obtain a Court Order allowing for the last-minute relocation.

READ MORE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF POLLING PLACE CHANGES...
https://www.thewillcountyclerk.com/county-clerk/press-releases/will-county-clerk-lauren-staley-ferry-expands-early-voting-hours-for-voters-concerned-about-coronavirus-after-request-by-governor-pritzker/

A huge thanks to the League of Women Voters of Naperville and President Becky Simon for dropping off boxes of Girl Scout...
03/15/2020

A huge thanks to the League of Women Voters of Naperville and President Becky Simon for dropping off boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for our hardworking staff at the Clerk’s Office!

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry on Sunday addresses a full contingent of hardworking Election Judges from both pol...
03/15/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry on Sunday addresses a full contingent of hardworking Election Judges from both political parties before they begin processing Vote By Mail Ballots during the second scheduled Central Count in advance of the Presidential Primary.

The Will County Clerk's Office as of today has Election Judges  assigned to every Polling Place. However, concerns about...
03/14/2020

The Will County Clerk's Office as of today has Election Judges assigned to every Polling Place. However, concerns about coronavirus have prompted cancellations. As a backup measure for Tuesday, the Clerk's Office recently sent this email to precinct committeepersons from both political parties.

If you know of any registered Democratic or Republican voters who might be willing to serve as an on-call or replacement Election Judge, please email their contact information, including a name, cellphone, email, and political party, to [email protected]. Additional details are in the letter.

And as always, thank you to every Election Judge who serves our voters on Election Day. Your services helps our democracy to thrive.

03/14/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry reminds candidates, political parties, and qualified civic organizations that they are welcome to observe as Vote By Mail Ballots received by the County Clerk’s Office are placed into election tabulators during the second Central Count scheduled for the Presidential Primary.

The Central Counts will be begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Sunday, March 15 at the Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet.

Teams of Election Judges representing both the Republican and Democratic parties will process Vote By Mail Ballots through the tabulators during the Central Count. The results will be posted online at thewillcountyclerk.com on Election Day, March 17, shortly after 7 p.m.

Will  County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry greets Election Judges Saturday morning as they arrive at her office to pick up E...
03/14/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry greets Election Judges Saturday morning as they arrive at her office to pick up Election Day supplies to be used at their Polling Places on Tuesday. A huge thanks to all the hardworking Election Judges who help voters cast their ballots!

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry is pleased to announce that the Prairie Activity and Recreation Center also will e...
03/13/2020
Will County, IL Elections

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry is pleased to announce that the Prairie Activity and Recreation Center also will expand its Early Voting hours this weekend. The center, located at 24550 W. Renwick Road in Plainfield, will be open for Early Voting from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

County Clerk Staley Ferry expanded Early Voting hours at the request of Governor J.B. Pritzker in an effort to ease public concerns over the coronavirus.

To learn about other sites that have expanded Early Voting hours, click on the link below.

https://www.thewillcountyclerk.com/county-clerk/press-releases/will-county-clerk-lauren-staley-ferry-expands-early-voting-hours-for-voters-concerned-about-coronavirus-after-request-by-governor-pritzker/

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry expands Early Voting hours for voters concerned about coronavirus after request by Governor Pritzker 03/13/2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2020 Contact: Charles B. Pelkie Jr. (815) 740-4613 Office (779) 702-6337 Mobile Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry....

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that another Polling Place will be relocated due to concerns about coron...
03/13/2020
Will County, IL Elections

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that another Polling Place will be relocated due to concerns about coronavirus.

The Polling Place at Elwood School, Jackson Township, Precinct 2, will be relocated to Elwood Village Hall, 401 E. Mississippi Ave., Elwood. For more information on Election Day Polling Place changes, click on the link below.

https://www.thewillcountyclerk.com/county-clerk/press-releases/will-county-clerk-announces-polling-place-changes-due-to-coronavirus-concerns/

Will County Clerk announces Polling Place changes due to coronavirus concerns 03/12/2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2020 Contact: Charles B. Pelkie Jr. (815) 740-4613 Office (779) 702-6337 Mobile Will County Clerk announces Polling Place changes due to coronavirus concerns JOLIET – Will Count...

Election Analysts Rebecca Leder and Christine Randall are greeting and teaching Election Day Field Technicians at the Wi...
03/09/2020

Election Analysts Rebecca Leder and Christine Randall are greeting and teaching Election Day Field Technicians at the Will County Clerk’s Office this evening. The Field Techs will provide important support for our Polling Places on Election Day, March 17.

If you don’t want to wait until Election Day to cast your ballot, visit us at the County Clerk’s Office, 302 N. Chicago Street, in downtown Joliet for Early Voting. We’re open all week until 7 p.m.

For a complete list of other Early Voting locations with evening hours, go to www.thewillcountyclerk.com.

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry invites candidates, political parties, and qualified civic organizations to observ...
03/03/2020
Will County, IL Elections

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry invites candidates, political parties, and qualified civic organizations to observe as Vote By Mail Ballots received by the County Clerk’s Office are placed into election tabulators during what is called Central Count. The County Clerk has scheduled two Central Counts to handle expected volume for the 2020 Presidential Primary. The Central Counts will be begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 8 and Sunday, March 15 at the Will County Clerk’s Office, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet. Read more...
https://www.thewillcountyclerk.com/county-clerk/press-releases/vote-by-mail-ballots-to-be-processed-through-tabulators-at-two-central-counts-scheduled-for-march-8-march-15/

Vote By Mail ballots to be processed through tabulators at two Central Counts scheduled for March 8, March 15 03/03/2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2020 Contact: Charles B. Pelkie Jr. (815) 740-4613 (Office) (779) 702-6337 (Mobile) [email protected] Vote By Mail Ballots to be proce...

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry discusses how to vote in the upcoming Presidential Primary Election with visitors ...
02/22/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry discusses how to vote in the upcoming Presidential Primary Election with visitors to her booth during the 2020 Expo and Career Fair hosted by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce at the Louis Joliet Mall on Saturday.

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry’s staff is out and about today. Beth Pfanenstiel and Janet Villanueva are fielding...
02/22/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry’s staff is out and about today. Beth Pfanenstiel and Janet Villanueva are fielding questions about voting and office services at the Louis Joliet Mall during the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce’s annual Expo and Career Fair.

Will County Clerk staffers Mary Beth Perros and Nancy Schultz are at the Plainfield Community Volunteer Fair at the Plai...
02/22/2020

Will County Clerk staffers Mary Beth Perros and Nancy Schultz are at the Plainfield Community Volunteer Fair at the Plainfield Public Library and they’re ready to answer questions about the local election process and other services provided by our office.

The Will County Clerk's Office located at 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet will be open on Mon., Feb. 17 for Early...
02/16/2020

The Will County Clerk's Office located at 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet will be open on Mon., Feb. 17 for Early Voting from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

A couple that votes together stays together.  Early Voting for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election continue...
02/14/2020

A couple that votes together stays together. Early Voting for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Election continues today at the Will County Clerk's Office, 302 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet, until 4:30 p.m. Stop by and share your love of voting.

EARLY VOTING REMINDER: The Will County Clerk's Office, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet, will be open for Early Vo...
02/11/2020

EARLY VOTING REMINDER: The Will County Clerk's Office, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet, will be open for Early Voting from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, which is a holiday to honor President Lincoln's birthday. The only services available at the County Clerk's Office will be for Early Voting on Wednesday. Regular County Clerk services will resume on Thursday.

All other Will County Offices will be closed on Wednesday.

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry and her elections team welcomed Joliet Central High School social sciences teacher...
02/11/2020

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry and her elections team welcomed Joliet Central High School social sciences teacher Kelsey Duranty and a group of roughly a dozen students who visited the Will County Clerk’s Office to vote in their first election. Joliet Central registration drives have resulted in the registration of about 200 students who are eligible to vote in this year’s Presidential Primary and General Election. Congratulations to these first-time voters. For information on Early Voting, visit the www.thewillcountyclerk.com.

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302 N. Chicago Street
Joliet, IL
60432

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Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
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