Saturday, February 21, 2009
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County clerk explains voting opportunities

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[February 21, 2009]  Logan County Clerk Sally Litterly advises Lincoln voters that they may still vote absentee in the upcoming city Republican primary in person through Monday at the county clerk's office or may cast a ballot on Tuesday at their polling place.

InsurancePolls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the city of Lincoln.

Results will be available after all precincts are in that evening. The county clerk, in an effort to save taxpayer dollars, will be using a little less technology for this city election. She will be bringing out the traditional chalkboard for the city primary.

Although the chalkboard has been in storage since the inception of optical-scan voting in 2005, Litterly says that this small election warrants her using a manual vote total display to cut costs and save the county tax dollars. Instead of the computer screen being projected with the electronic display of vote totals, and the expenses that come with operating the system, she will have printouts posted after each precinct's returns come in.

"Every little bit of savings helps, and a little human touch over electronics is always nice," she said. "This election, which is for the city of Lincoln, will have the results on the Web as usual, but I think that the public and candidates will enjoy meeting and gathering again in the courthouse rotunda like we did in years past. It also gives the candidates a chance to wish each other well after the election is over."

Voters with any question about their voting eligibility or polling place are asked to contact the county clerk's office at 217-732-4148.

[Text from file received from Sally J. Litterly, Logan County clerk]


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