Early voting begins today across Illinois. If you want to avoid the hassle of voting on Election Day March 20, Madison County Clerk Mark Von Nida says you may want to think about voting early.
Early voting also begins today at the County Clerk's Office in Jerseyville, and at the Macoupin County Courthouse in Carlinville.
Von Nida says you can cast a ballot beginning today at his office in Edwardsville.
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Then starting March 5, additional early voting sites around Madison County will open, including the Haskell House in Alton, the Godfrey Village Clerk's Office, the Wood River Township Office and the office of the Bethalto Village Clerk. Early voting runs through March 15. For more information on early voting in Madison County, go to