EARLY, GRACE PERIOD AND ABSENTEE VOTING Pursuant to Article 19A of the Illinois Election Code, Early Voting for the General Election for all Mercer County Precincts will be conducted at the temporary voting site at the Office of the Mercer County Clerk at the courthouse at 100 SE 3rd Street in Aledo beginning February 23, 2023 on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. through April 3, 2023. In-Person Absentee Voting continues from February 23, 2023 through April 3, 2023. Grace Period Voting will be from March 8, 2023 through April 4, 2023 at which time a voter may register and vote at the same time. In addition, the office will be open for In-Person Absentee Voting, Grace Period and Early Voting on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Any voter validly registered in Mercer County may vote during the Early Voting period after showing proper identification, however, any vote cast is final, and may not be revoked, and the voter is not eligible to cast a vote on Election Day.
The Mercer County Highway Department received the following bids for the rehabilitation of the northern section of CH 9 (Joy Road):
Langman Construction INC. $1,160,988.60
Brandt Construction Co. $1,300,688.22
The Mercer County Highway Department has scheduled work to be completed on a 4 mile section of Joy Road from the north city limits of Joy north to 110th St. The proposed work requires this section of highway be closed to thru traffic during the process of road rehabilitation and curing. Please note that the road will be open to local residents and emergency vehicles. We anticipate the road closure starting the week of July 11th through August 19th. It is critical during the 5 day cement curing period that large trucks and heavy farm equipment refrain from using this section of roadway to allow the pavement to attain maximum strength. We apologize for the inconveniences caused by this road and ask for the public's patience during this important construction activity.