Washington County Clerk Nancy Heseman announced that voters can now drop off ballots at a new ballot drop box in front of the county courthouse.
As a result of the COVID pandemic, Illinois election officials have encouraged early voting and vote by mail in this year’s election.
Heseman said that her office checks the box twice a day, and that people have already begun dropping off their ballots. “We found 20 ballots one day, so people are using it,” she said.
Voters who request a ballot through the mail can use the drop box instead of returning the ballot through the mail, but Heseman says that voters are only issued one ballot.
Read more on this topic in this week’s issue.