Can students vote?

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Absolutely! If you voted in town for the last presidential election in November 2016, then you are eligible to vote in the April 4th election.

As a Parkland student, you should take an interest in who is on the Parkland Board of Trustees. The Board decides when to raise tuition and fees, fund a program, begin a new program, or discontinue programs with low enrollment, for example. The Board has a lot of responsibilities that affects students.

Where is my polling place?

If you live in one of the larger apartment complexes, you can find your polling place below. If you are not sure or you want to double-check, here is the link to the Champaign County Clerk’s office that can give you that information. Champaign County Clerk’s Office Voter Information

Parkland Pointe
2002 W Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821

Polling Place:

Farm Bureau
801 Country Fair Dr.
Champaign IL 61821

Map        Driving Directions

One South
1321 N. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Polling Place:

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
808 E Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820

Map         Driving Directions

One North
1601 N. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Polling Place:

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
808 E Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61820

Map        Driving Directions

Westgate Apartments
1600 West Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821

Polling Place:

IL Employment and Training Ctr.
1307 N Mattis Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821

Map     Driving Directions

Town Center Apartments
2413 N Neil St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Polling Place:

The Church Of The Living God
312 E Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820

Map     Driving Directions

Champaign Apartments
2407 Hampshire Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Polling Place:

The Church Of The Living God
312 E Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820

Map     Driving Directions

Nantucket Cove Apartments
2001 Moreland Blvd.
Champaign, IL 61822

Polling Place:

The Church Of The Living God
312 E Bradley Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820

Map     Driving Directions

Can I vote early?

Yes! There are several early voting places in town, but the closest to Parkland is The Church of the Living God in Champaign on Bradley Ave.  The most popular early voting place is the Office of the Champaign Country Clerk in Urbana.

The Church of the Living God
312 E Bradley Ave, Champaign
Map

  • Friday, March 31: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, April 1: 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday, April 2: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Monday, April 3: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Office of the Champaign County Clerk
1776 East Washington Street, Urbana
Map

  • Monday, March 20 through Thursday, March 30: weekdays 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Friday, March 31: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, April 1: 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • Sunday, April 2: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Monday, April 3: 8:00am – 6:00pm

What will my ballot look like?

It depends where you live. However, because the Parkland Community College District 505 covers 11 different counties including most of Champaign County, the information about the Parkland  Board of Trustee Election will be the same. Like any election, you need to take the time to research all the candidates on the ballot. The easiest way to do that is to Google the person’s name and see what news article come up about them. You might also look for a candidate forum where all of the candidates answer the same questions to help you identify the differences between the candidates. As with any major decision, it should be taken seriously and researched to the best of your ability.

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