Above / When it’s sunny and warm, flags have been known to fly high at the DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton, Illinois. (PN File Photo)
DuPage County voters may cast their paper ballots in the 2023 Consolidated Election starting Thurs., Feb. 23, when the county’s Early Voting location opens at the DuPage County Fairgrounds (Building 5), 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton, just off County Farm Road, east of the county’s Government Administration buildings.
Doors to voting at the Fairgrounds will be open from 8AM to 4:30PM Thurs., Feb. 23.
That’s 40 days before the April 4 Election when polls at local precincts will be open 6AM to 7PM.
According to DuPage County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek, DuPage County now features 100 percent paper ballots on new voting equipment for both Early Voting and Election Day.
Hours for Early Voting at DuPage County Fairgrounds
- 8AM to 4:30PM Weekdays (February 23 – March 17)
- 9AM to 12PM Noon Saturdays (February 25 – March 18)
- 8:30AM – 7PM Weekdays (March 20 – April 3)
- 9AM – 5PM Weekends (March 25 – April 2)
Twenty Early-Voting Locations Available Beginning March 20, 2023
Beginning on Monday, March 20, Early Voting will expand to 20 locations throughout DuPage County, including the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street, where residents of DuPage County and Naperville residents of Will County can cast their ballots.
Naperville mayor, city council members, park district commissioners and school board members are among the important local offices on the ballot in the nonpartisan Consolidated Election.
Voters can find a complete guide to all Early Voting locations and dates, as well as information about voting by mail at www.dupagecounty.gov/election.
Before voting, consider attending public forums Feb. 28 & March 14.
City Council Candidates Public Forum Round 2 hosted by Senior Task Force and Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation / 7PM Tues., Feb. 28, City Council Chambers. All 11 candidates attended Round 1. Ten of 11 candidates running in the nonpartisan Consolidated Election for Naperville City Council have replied that they will attend this public forum to be held at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street. Twenty-six-year Naperville resident, entrepreneur and current president of the Naperville Development Partnership Mark Wright will serve as moderator.
Mayoral Candidate Forum hosted by Senior Task Force and Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation / 7PM Tues., March 14, 2023, City Council Chambers. All three Mayoral Candidates have replied that they will attend.
Council Chambers also will be open for individual seating in advance of both forums set to begin at 7PM. KidsMatter volunteers will serve as ushers to pass out programs. Public welcome!
(PN is assisting sponsoring organizations to present/promote this event, the second of three co-sponsored forums to feature hopefuls running to serve as City Council members and Naperville Mayor.)
Local Listing of Hopefuls Running in Consolidated Election
For a local calendar of additional opportunities to meet and greet candidates now through the end of March with a listing of all candidates for Naperville Mayor and City Council, Naperville Park District Board of Commissioners, District 203 Board of Education, School District 204 Board of Education and College of DuPage Board of Trustees, visit “Get to Know Candidates.”
Local elections matter most…
Be prepared to vote where it matters most—locally. Vote where you can meet, greet and get to know candidates who make decisions with the biggest impact on Naperville. Become familiar with elected officials, public policies and budgets up close. Attend public meetings or watch saved meetings in the archives of the City, school districts or Naperville Park District. Thank you.
Many residents claim to have voter fatigue. If you’re in that condition, rest up! Be energized with knowledge that locally elected officials are the ones that impact your life the most. All eligible voters are urged to get to know the candidates, their qualifications and their commitment to community service in Naperville. Be informed by Consolidated Election Day, April 4, 2023.
Thanks for reading and paying attention. PN will begin focusing on the issues in this election beginning in March and through the election at www.election.positivelynaperville.com.
The February 2023 issue of PN is now available at more than 25 locations around town. Pick up a copy and read the centerfold for a list of candidates. The March 2023 issue, expected to begin distribution on March 1, also will feature updates about the Consolidated Election. Thanks for reading!
Posted Feb. 22, 2023 / Updated Feb. 23, 2023