Effingham County Clerk Kerry J Hirtzel has announced that all Illinois Election Authorities were recently advised by the Illinois State Board of Elections of a mailing from the Voter Participation Center (VPC) to all non-registered voters in the State of Illinois. This mailing, which will be sent out this summer, contains a letter from the VPC and a voter registration form with the name and address of each applicable Election Authority for their reference should they wish to register to vote. Since these notices are not originating from the County Clerk’s office, but from an outside organization, there may be a possibility that some may go out to those who are already registered to vote, those who have moved, as well as those who have passed away.
“We want to let all residents in Effingham County who receive this mailing know that our offices will process all such voter registration forms properly completed and forwarded to our office.” said Hirtzel. He conyinued “We have been advised by the State Board of Elections that this is a legitimate company operating as a non-government, nonprofit, and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization.”