Tuesday, November 6, 2012
While the reasons for getting out to vote varied among voters, a large number of Glen Ellyn residents were out at the polls Tuesday afternoon.
Glen Ellyn resident George Tovarek says voting in an election is the most important civic duty a person has and it is their obligation to exercise that right. Tovarek was one of more than 700 local residents who had voted by early Tuesday afternoon at Glen Crest Middle School. “Men have fought and died so people can vote,” Tovarek said. “I think it’s a crime not to vote.” One measure he was particularly interested in was Glen Ellyn’s referenda question asking voters whether they want the village to pursue electric aggregation. Tovarek thought it was a good idea for the village to pursue and hopefully it would lower costs as it has for other communities, he said. Gary W. Tomlinson, the technical election judge at Glen Crest, said 2,200 …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Kirk Dillard or A. Ghani? Peter Roskam or Leslie Coolidge? Judy Biggert or Bill Foster? A guide to the ballot choices for Congress, state senate, county board and more.
The presidential race has become increasingly contentious over the last few months. For most voters who will hit the polls Tuesday, choosing the next president is the most important ballot they will cast. But, locally there have also been a few races garnering strong local interest. Constituents with an interest in the race between Peter Roskam and Leslie Coolidge have shared letter after letter on Patch. Roskam, the incumbent, was given several opportunities to debate Coolidge, including a request from Patch to participate, but he chose not to meet his challenger. Judy Biggert, the incumbent in the new 11th district, is said to be neck-and-neck with her challenger Bill Foster. Rudy Giuliani stumped for Biggert during a trip to Chicago. …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Glen Ellyn Civic Center is one of 12 sites designated for early voting Oct. 22 through Nov. 3.
The Glen Ellyn Civic Center will serve as an early voting site for the Nov. 6 General Election. DuPage County Board of Election Commission officials announced Saturday that 12 early voting locations will be available to registered voters Oct. 22 through Nov. 3. The Village of Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St., is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and
Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For the location and hours of other early voting sites, call the DuPage County Election Commission at 630-407-5600 or visit www.dupageco.org. The other early voting sites in DuPage County are: Let Patch save you time. Get more local stories like these delivered right to your inbox or smartphone with our…