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Education showing up big on Election Day ballots

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2016

Tuesday could be a big day for the future of L-P High School.

If you live in the high school district you’re being asked today to vote yes or no on a $38 million referendum to renovate, alter, repair and equip parts of the high school. Specifically money would remove asbestos, add sprinklers, increase handicap accessibility, secure entrances and renovate classrooms and labs.

While the L-P question is binding, voters living in the Waltham Elementary School District will vote on a couple advisory questions today. One asks if the district should build a brand new school replacing both current school buildings while the second advisory questions asks a new Waltham building without raising property taxes.

A binding question today that will have both La Salle and Bureau County voters answering yes or no is to consolidate Dimmick and Cherry School Districts.

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Patience could be a virtue while voting

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2016

While you may have everything you need to go to the polls, there’s one more thing you’ll want to take, patience.

According to La Salle County Clerk JoAnn Carretto, lines to vote early formed what she called a “never-ending line” on Monday. She says she’s expecting the polls to be busy Tuesday, too, as her office has seen more than 7,000 early ballots compared to the previous record of 5,100. Carretto says her office is “as prepared as it can be” for the sheer number of voters.

While she says she expects 70% of registered voters to cast their ballots, which would still be far from record-breaking. In 1992, more than 83% of registered voters in LaSalle County actually voted, which is the current high.

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State elections board offers information on who can vote and where

Posted by wlpo on November 8, 2016

The polls are now open!

Polling places across the state will stay open until 7 Tuesday night. Remember that if you’re in line at 7, by law you are allowed to vote. If you have a question about where you’re voting, click Voting Information

You can hear live election results on Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO starting at 8.

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