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A Message from Interim President Martin Abraham: Campus Polling Places & Election Judge Information

October 19, 2020

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Dear University Community,

Western Illinois University is pleased to offer polling places on its Macomb and Moline campuses. Individuals on the Macomb campus may vote in person from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Oct. 19-22; Monday-Thursday, Oct. 26-29 in the University Union first floor lobby. Individuals on the Moline campus may vote in person from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 19-Oct. 30 and from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 in the WIU-QC Complex Atrium. Facial coverings are required, and social distancing measures will be in place.

Early voting is also available at the McDonough County Courthouse in Macomb through Monday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31. Early voting is also available at the Rock Island County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 19-Nov. 2, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1.

WIU students, faculty and staff who are registered to vote may also sign up to serve as an election judge. To serve as a volunteer election judge in McDonough County, you must be registered to vote in this county. Election judges will work at polling places from 5 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day. For those who are interested in volunteering, contact McDonough County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes at To apply as an election judge in Rock Island County, visit You may also contact the county clerk where you are registered to vote.

Several members of our campus communities have been active participants in local, state and national campaign efforts and causes. We support your right to be heard, and we encourage respectful discussions. In addition to taking part in discussions, rallies, marches and protests, remember that voting is the way in which your view is counted to set the future direction for our nation.

Thank you.

Martin Abraham
Interim President

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