The Jefferson County Clerks Office is abuzz as workers label ballots and stuff them into envelopes as part of the special election to determine the future of the City Pool.
Jefferson County Clerk Cynthia Newman explained that citizens of Fairbury will begin receiving ballots soon. She encourages them to look them over and return them when they have filled out the ballot.
“People have to have their ballots back by 5 p.m. on February 14,” said Newman. “We are preparing roughly 2,400 ballots to send to registered voters.”
Here is an example of what the ballot will look like:
A vote yes on the ballot is a vote in favor of issuing a bond for up to $5 million for a new pool and other possible park improvements. A vote no on the ballot is a vote against issuing the $5 million bond.
Cynthia Newman explained that once the ballots are sent to the voters, it is up to them to make the election work. She explained that people have until Feb. 3 to ensure that they have the correct address on file with the clerk’s office.
“People need to make sure they have the correct address and updated information by Feb. 3,” said Newman. “If you don’t receive a ballot, make sure to contact the County Clerks Office, and we’ll issue a replacement ballot or give you the opportunity to do a provisional vote.”