The Peoria County Election Commission held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The meeting started late due to a lack of quorum until Sandra Burke arrived at 2:06. Commissioners Ketterer and Reed were absent.
That morning director Bride had received a phone call from Independence Village requesting that the polling place be moved from their location due to coronavirus concerns and their elderly residents. Bride then contacted the other two senior residences, St. Sharbel and Lutheran Hillside Village. They, too, asked that the polling places be moved. Director Bride was able to move all three to nearby polling places, with placement on the other side of the room to cut down on confusion. A mailing was to be sent to all affected voters.
As of March 10, 2514 vote by mail ballots had been sent out, with approximately 1000 already returned. There had also been 2550 early voters.
It was brought to the commission's attention that people who had registered to vote many years ago had not been asked for a driver's license or social security number. This has made it difficult for some to receive vote by mail ballots, since two forms of ID are now needed. Those people affected can update their information either in person or by phone.
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