DuPage relocating 14 polling places for Election Day
Fourteen polling places in DuPage are being moved to the county fairgrounds in Wheaton for Tuesday's primary election.
The DuPage County Clerk's office announced the change after consulting with local and state agencies. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, no long-term care or senior living facilities will be used as a polling location on Election Day.
County election officials have been collaborating with the affected facilities to provide vote-by-mail ballots to their residents and avoid the need for members of vulnerable populations to interact with the general public on Election Day.
The polling places that are being relocated are: Beacon Hill, Lombard; Bloomingdale Horizon; Bridgeway of Bensenville; Brookdale Lisle; Lacey Creek Supportive Living, Downers Grove; Lexington Square of Elmhurst; Lexington Square of Lombard; Mayslake Village, Oak Brook; Oak Trace, Downers Grove; Windsor Park, Carol Stream; Wood Glen Senior Residences, West Chicago; Woodridge Horizon Senior Living, Woodridge; Wyndemere Retirement Community, Wheaton; Orchard Brook Community Center, Downers Grove; and The Community House, Hinsdale.
The DuPage County Fairgrounds is located at 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton.
In addition to relocating the 14 polling places, election judge pay is being increased for the primary election to $200 from $130 for Election Day. Pay for early voting judges also is being increased to $15 per hour from $10 per hour. DuPage is in need of additional election judges. Visit www.dupageco.org/Election/JudgeApplication/ to apply.
Officials also announced that additional daily cleaning procedures have been in place at the county clerk's office for the past two weeks. Supplies of hand sanitizer provided to polling places have been increased.