Peoria County Election Commission warns of polling misinformation sent to county voters

Peoria County Election Commission
Peoria County Election Commission(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Nov. 1, 2022 at 2:33 PM CDT
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PEORIA COUNTY (25 News Now) - The election commission in Peoria County is warning of text messages sent to voters that may cause confusion among voters.

A release from the election commission says text messages originating from a group called “Voting Futures,” part of “Movement Labs,” included addresses and images of drop-box locations when we intended only to include in-person early vote locations.

A statement from Yoni Landeau of Movement Labs said, “We didn’t specify in our text that we were trying to encourage voters to vote early. Some voters familiar with their election day location thought we were telling them to vote on election day at an early vote location.”

Election commission executive director Elizabeth Gannon said a county voter did the right thing by calling to verify their polling place because of the text message.

“If you are unsure of your Polling Place for Election Day, feel free to call the office, we are happy to assist,” she said.

Peoria County encourages voters to visit the Election Commission’s official government website – peoriaelections.gov -- or call their office at 309-324-2300 with any questions about the upcoming election.