Registered White County voters can cast their ballots in the November 3, 2020 election in person starting on Thursday this week at the White County Courthouse. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the County Clerk's office.
County Clerk Beth Sell states that the polls will also be open on November 3 if you wish to vote in your precinct. Below is the sample ballot. Also on the ballot, is the question whether to amend the Illinois Constitution to change the way income is taxed in Illinois. Income in Illinois is currently taxed at a flat rate.
Two other items that county voters will decide on in this election: one is a new safety tax of 1% that would be added to the current sales tax rate. If the safety tax passes, the county sales tax rate would be 8.25% while Carmi's would increase to 9%. The safety tax lost by 147 votes the last time it was on the ballot in 2018. The other question voters are asked to decide is if White County should cooperate with other counties in a movement to form a new state, separate from Chicago and Cook County. (Click on images below to enlarge.)