Cook County Clerk David Orr last week announced that voters in more than 50 polling place locations in the suburbs – including a few in Riverside, Brookfield and North Riverside – will be going to different locations than in the past if they wish to vote in the March 20 primary election.
Households affected by the changes were to have received postcards from the Cook County Clerk announcing the change.
One significant change will result as Ames School in Riverside will no longer serve as a polling place. Voters in Riverside Township Precinct 10, which includes northwest Riverside, and will now cast their ballots at The Scottish Home/Caledonia Senior Living at 2800 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside.
Riverside Precinct 9, which includes north central Riverside, will see its polling place moved from Ames School to the North Riverside Village Commons, 2401 Desplaines Ave.
Meanwhile, the polling place for Riverside Township Precinct 12, which includes residences in North Riverside south of 26th Street, is moving to the Scottish Home. Previously, those voters cast ballots at the Village Commons.
In Brookfield, voters in Lyons Township Precinct 67, which includes the southeast corner of the village, will now cast ballots at the St. Barbara Parish Center at 4015 Prairie Ave. instead of the Brookfield Fire Department.
Meanwhile, voters in two Proviso Township precincts in LaGrange Park will now cast their ballots in Brookfield. Proviso Precincts 25 and 75, which abut Brookfield’s western border at Kemman Avenue, will have to travel to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 9035 Grant Ave., to cast their votes on Election Day.
Those precincts formerly shared a polling place at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in LaGrange Park.
This story has been changed to correct the new polling place location for Riverside Township Precinct 9.