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posted: 11/6/2012 1:07 PM

Two St. Charles precincts moved elsewhere

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If you live in the third or 16th precinct in St. Charles Township, then your regular polling place is closed and you'll need to vote in one of two separate places.

Voters living in the third precinct need to cast their ballot at the AMLI apartments at 100 Lakeside Drive. Those in the 16th precinct should go to Charlestowne Mall near the carousel entrance at 3800 E. Main St.

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The Assembly of God Christian Center on Swenson Avenue had been a polling place for years, but was not available because the building is for sale and it wasn't known whether it would be available for Election Day, said Stan Bond, Kane County's chief deputy clerk.

"We could not sign a contract that would guarantee it would be available," Bond said early Tuesday afternoon.

"I do feel kind of bad about it, but it was not a random choice on our part. The building was no longer available."

It's extremely rare for the county to change a polling because it's hard for people to get used to voting elsewhere, Bond said.

He said the county advertised the switch in local newspapers, posted it on their website and put it on the 230,000 voter registration identification cards that were mailed out.

Apparently, the word eventually got around.

As of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, more than 300 voters had cast ballots at each spot, Bond said.

People living in other precincts can report to their normal polling places.

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