Few Voting Glitches in Kendall County Today
County clerk reports all snags have been addressed and the votes have been counted.
Voting in Kendall County has gone fairly smoothly with only a handful of "glitches," Kendall County Clerk Debbie Gillette said this afternoon.
Gillette said some ballots were not feeding properly into some optical scan machines used in the county. However, she said the problem was quickly solved and all of the votes were counted.
"It was just an issue with the ballots not being lined up properly," Gillette said.
Although not an issue with voting, Gillette said her office has also fielded a number of telephone calls from residents wanting to know which precinct they were supposed to vote in, or questions on whether or not they were registered to vote.
Several voters on the Yorkville Patch Facebook Page said they did not encounter long lines at the polls today. Cathleen Lechowicz said she voted at 10:20 this morning and encountered no line. Kerry Robinson-King, who cast her vote at 8 a.m., said lines at her polling site were short.
Polls close at 7 p.m.
More than 7,400 Kendall County residents voted during the early voting period, which ended Saturday in Yorkville and Thursday in Oswego.
The early voting site in Oswego was the busiest of the two early voting sites under the jurisdiction of the Kendall County Clerk's Office, with 4,037 casting early ballots. In Yorkville 3,398 early votes were cast for a total of 7,435 early votes, said Debbie Gillette, the county clerk.
In 2008 there were approximately 4,500 early votes cast in the county, Gillette said.
In addition to the early voting, Gillette said her office sent out 1,164 absentee ballots. By Monday 937 had been returned. To be accepted the absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 5, she said.
A portion of the city of Aurora is in Kendall County, but those voters are under the jurisdiction of the Aurora Election Commission.
Follow election results in Kendall County at our Election Blog.