Early voting begins in a couple of weeks in Illinois, but the last day to register to vote is today. If you want to cast your vote before Election Day March 18, Madison County Clerk Debbie Ming - Mendoza says you may want to think about voting early. She says you can cast a ballot beginning March 3 at her office in Edwardsville.
Voter turnout is not expected to be high this time, as the Presidential elections usually produce the highest numbers, while local elections are historically on the low end. The upcoming primary election will help determine the party nominees will be in races for Governor, Treasurer, and several other races. Ming-Mendoza says those races are just as important as the higher-profile ones.
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Early voting will be available March 3 through March 15. There are several locations around Madison County to vote early, and they can be found at the County Clerk's website. You can also vote early at the courthouses in Macoupin and Jersey counties if you are registered to vote in those jurisdictions.