Trinity Services, Inc. and Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry’s staff helped register more than 40 people to vote, in person and through mail-in registration, July 17, at a National Disability Voter Registration Week Open House at Trinity’s central office in New Lenox.
The open house was sponsored by Trinity Services’ Advisory Committee, which is composed of people with developmental disabilities who receive support from Trinity.
At the event, people stopped by the registration station, where they could meet with Carol Schneider, an election analyst at the Will County Clerk’s Office who registered participants to vote in next year’s presidential election.
From there, they picked up a mock ballot and took it to voting booths, generously supplied by the Will County Clerk’s Office, to decide the best automobile manufacturer, best vocal artists and best ice cream flavor.
Voters dropped their ballots into a ballot box and went on to pick up a Trinity Services-specific ballot on which they could indicate which issues were most important to them and which types of services they would like to see in regards to recreation, health, education, vocation and more.
More than 60 people supported by Trinity participated in this in-house election.
Upon completion of all stations at the Open House, voters received “I voted” stickers and the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a gift card.
Smiles and excitement were witnessed throughout the open house, as people became registered voters – some for the first time – and others regained excitement for the idea of voting.