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Will County Clerk's Office helps Trinity Services register voters with disabilities

Carol Schneider helps register voters with disabilities.
Carol Schneider helps register voters with disabilities.

Some Will County residents with disabilities were recently able to register to vote with the help of Will County Clerk's Office and Trinity Services staff.

Trinity Services' Advisory Committee hosted an open house in July, at the nonprofit's New Lenox location, as part of National Disability Voter Registration Week, according to a news release from Will County Clerk Lauren Staley-Ferry's office.

Both Trinity Services and Staley-Ferry's staff helped register more than 40 people.

"One of the greatest things we can do is provide meaningful opportunities and experiences for people," said Jen Klouse, the director of admissions for Trinity Services.

Carol Schneider, an election analyst for the clerk's office, registered participants to vote in next year's presidential election. Those who attended filled out a mock ballot and a ballot with questions on Trinity Services. They also voted in official voting booths, which the clerk's office supplied.

Staley-Ferry said she looks forward to a continued partnership to assist voters with disabilities. This was the first event of its kind that the Will County Clerk's Office has participated in for people with developmental disabilities, according to the release.

"This was a wonderful experience to share with Carol and the Will County Clerk's Office," Klouse said. "We look forward to working together to create future events."

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