Tazewell County polling places to get hand sanitizer donation

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PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — Polling places in Tazewell County will receive donations of hand sanitizer made by a major manufacturer in time for the November election.

John Ackerman, Tazewell County Clerk, said in a news release he has been notified through the Illinois State Board of Elections will receive enough hand sanitizer through the Anheuser-Busch brewery — one of a number of companies that have converted their plants so that they can make hand sanitizer since the COVID-19 outbreak began.

“We will provide the taxpayers with safe locations for them to vote in place in November on election day,” said Ackerman. “The option for voting by mail is there, early voting is there, both of those are going to be provided, but for those residents who feel committed to voting in person that opportunity will be provided, and they’ll be done safely.”

Ackerman said each of the county’s 109 voting precincts will receive eight ounce bottles of hand sanitizer, along with one gallon bottles, and a pump. He said similar donations are being made to all election authorities in the state.

“The Tazewell County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds Office thanks Anheuser-Busch Brewery for this generous donation to our community,” said Ackerman.

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