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Above / About 10 years ago when former Mayor Peg Price (1933-2020) heard about my button collection that dates back to a tiny New ERA Movement button from 1919 and a World’s Fair button from 1939, she gave me a shoebox full of campaign buttons she’d saved from her Can-Do spirit days in the 1970s and when she served as the first woman Mayor of Naperville from 1983 to 1991. With lots of history aside, a sampling of Peg’s buttons are pictured with a few of mine. (PN Photo)

Updated Post, Nov. 7, 2022 / PN analytics today reveal that this page received lots of looks throughout the weekend, likely because our readers vote in elections. Thanks for reading. Polls are open today for early voting at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. DuPage County and Will County voters can cast ballots until 7PM.

Briefly last week, all the campaign signs at City Hall had been removed, just in time for a nonpartisan view of a DuPage County and Will County Early Voting Location. Early Voting ends at 7PM Mon., Nov. 7, 2022.

Polls are open from 6AM to 7PM at local precincts on Election Day, Nov. 8. Also note, in DuPage County, voters have the option to cast their ballot at any of the county’s 269 polling places on Election Day, rather than being limited to their local precinct, officials said.

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Originally Posted, Oct. 21, 2022 / Folks continually tell us they’re having a tough time finding sample-ballot information for the mid-term General Election on Nov. 8, 2022. When considering that the City of Naperville is spread out in portions of two counties and divided by multiple districts and townships, we admit it takes an effort.

We hope this helps.

Specifically, the City of Naperville is divided by representation in different Congressional and Illinois districts, six townships (Naperville, Lisle, Milton, Winfield, Wheatland and DuPage), as well as DuPage County and Will County.

The best way to see your ballot in advance of Election Day is to go to the website of the county where you live and provide address information requested.

For DuPage County, click here.

For Will County, click here.

Check out sample of 2022 General Election Ballot*

Because of these multiple districts and their boundaries, the photo copy of the sample ballot that appears below is not even the same one for every Naperville voter who resides in DuPage County.

However, what every Naperville voter and every voter in the State of Illinois will be asked is to vote “yes” or “no” on an amendment to the Illinois Constitution. It’s the first question on the ballot. See it on the left side of the sample ballot below. Be certain to know what your vote will mean to the Illinois Constitution before you send in your ballot by mail, vote early or head to the polls. (Click here to Pros & Cons of Amendment 1 on ballot in Illinois 2022 featured online.)

Click here for thoughts from PN contributing columnists that appeared in the November 2022 publication and now online.

*The copy of the ballot that follows belongs to a Naperville, Illinois, resident who resides in the 11th Congressional District, 21st Legislative District; 41st General Assembly Representative District; and Naperville Township in DuPage County.

DuPage County General Election Ballot         November 8, 2022

In addition to other candidates, mostly judicial, the back of the ballot also lists four additional questions: three propositions from the County of DuPage and one from Naperville Township for consideration. 

Remember, registered voters who reside in other townships, Will County and other districts will receive a different ballot.

The publishers/editors of Positively Naperville are not advocates of early voting and have never voted early nor voted by mail. Only one time back in the 1970s did we need to vote by absentee ballot.

Save the date! Polls in Illinois open from 6AM to 7PM on Tues., Nov. 8, 2022.

If you must vote early, we hope you’ll cast your votes when polls are open on Sat., Nov 5; Sun., Nov. 6; or Mon., Nov 7; the weekend just before General Election Day, Tues., Nov. 8.

Meanwhile, take time in advance to become educated about the issues as well as the propositions on the ballot to get your vote right.

Yes! Ballots still count if some choices are cast without a vote

If you feel uninformed or unsure about a candidate or proposition, and would rather leave some portions of a ballot blank instead of casting an uneducated vote, your ballot still will count.

Simply vote for the candidates and propositions about which you know.

Again, it’s OK to abstain from voting for every candidate and proposition by leaving a choice blank. By law, every ballot cast by a registered voter is to be counted whether or not it’s filled out completely.

All that said, every single vote does count. We always recommend being as informed as possible.

Thanks very much for reading. And thanks for planning to vote in the mid-term General Election before 7PM on Nov. 8, 2022. —PN

Click here for 2022 Election Guide listing candidates running to serve Naperville.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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