The Champaign County Clerk’s office has decided, with the guidance of C-U Public Health, to close polling places in long term facilities. Here is the press release:
There are no reported cases in Champaign County. This is a precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of a population with compromised immune systems.
The following locations will not be polling locations for the 2020 General Primary Election on March 17, 2020.
Clark-Lindsey in Champaign
The Glenwood in Mahomet
Eagle View Retirement Home in Rantoul
The Champaign County Clerk’s office will redirect voters from Clark Lindsey to St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Urbana (2200 S Philo Rd Urbana, 61802); the Glenwood voters in Mahomet will be redirected to the Elk’s Pavilion at Lake of the Woods Park (109 S. Lake of the Woods Rd. Mahomet, 61853), and voters from Eagle View Retirement Home in Rantoul will be redirected to the Gathering Place (200 S Century Blvd. Rantoul, 61866).
We are asking the entire Champaign County community to help us get the word out about these changes in a responsible way. There are no reported cases in Champaign County. This is a precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of a population with compromised immune systems.
We are also encouraging voters to take advantage of early voting and the vote by mail option to help prevent long lines and large numbers of people in one place on election day, March 17, 2020. Early voting is open until March 16, 2020 (please check the website for times and locations) and voters can call our office to request a vote by mail ballot. Please call the Champaign County Clerk’s office with any questions 217-384-3720 or 284-3724.