STORY UPDATED AT 7:30 P.M. TUESDAY, NOV. 3.
Polling places for in-person voting in Kendall County and across Illinois closed at 7 p.m. this evening.
Initial results are expected to be posted on the Kendall County Clerk's website beginning at approximatley 8:30 p.m.
A large percentage of county voters had already cast their ballots prior to Tuesday. According to information provided by the Kendall County Clerk's office, a total of 21,0973 vote by mail ballots had been sent out to voters and 14,349 of those ballots had been received and accepted as of Monday, Nov. 2.
The clerk's office listed 4,337 vote by mail ballots as remaining outstanding as of Monday.
As of the March primary election, there were just under 80,000 registered voters in the county, according to county election archives.
Voters can still return their vote by mail ballots either by mail to the clerk's office at 111 W. Fox Street, Yorkville, IL 60506 but they must be posted marked no later than today, Nov. 3.
Voters can also return their vote by mail ballots in person to a drop box located on the north side of the county office building at 111 W. Fox Street, Yorkville, up until 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.
According to the clerk's office, vote by mail ballots should not be returned to the voter's polling place today, Election Day, unless the voter wants to surrender their ballot and cast a regular ballot at their polling place. If voters choose to surrender their vote by mail ballot and vote in person, they should allow for additional time at the polling location for the election authority to process their vote by mail ballot cancellation.
In a related matter, County Clerk Debbie Gillette, said Monday that county voters and local candidates alike can expect initial election results to be posted online on the county clerk's website as early as 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. as in recent elections.