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What you need to know this Election Day

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Election Day is Mar. 20, 2018[]

JOLIET – In case you had not heard, the 2018 Primary Election is Tuesday.

Voters will be filling out their ballots for federal, state and local offices. The big races include those for governor and representatives for Congress. In Will County, countywide and Will County Board members also are up for election.

On Tuesday, the polls will open at 6 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. You can check out your specific polling place location by looking at your voter card you received by mail, your Voter Information Guide or by using the Polling Place Lookup on the Will County Clerk’s website.

The Will County Clerk’s Office also announced a new layout to its election results page on its website. Users can select their “favorite races” even on their mobile devices which will display a breakdown of voter turnout and precincts reporting.

Vote by Mail and Early Voting results will be loaded first and then once those results are in, precinct results will begin to appear and continue to update about every 15 minutes until all 300 precincts are reporting.

The final count will happen after provisional ballots are uploaded two weeks after Election Day and when, three weeks after Election Day, the official certification of elections is completed to include the city of Aurora’s Will County portion of results. At that time, the results will be official.

Visit thewillcountyclerk.com for more information.