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Early voting starts today

Registered voters have until April 6 to get jump on municipal elections

Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

Be ready to brandish those black pens, folks. Early voting for the April 9 municipal election kicks off today.

Registered voters may cast their ballots today through April 6.

Whiteside County residents may vote early at the county courthouse, 200 E. Knox St. in Morrison, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, except Friday, when the office is closed in observance of Good Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon April 6.

Those who do not want to drive to Morrison may vote early at the alternate courthouse, 101 E. Third St. in Sterling, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Lee County residents may vote early in the election department at the old county courthouse, 112 E. Second St. in Dixon from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays, except Friday, when the office is closed in observance of Good Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon April 6.

Absentee voting is under way but ends soon.

Registered voters may cast their absentee ballots by mail or in person through April 8.

Whiteside County residents may vote in person at the county courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, except Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon April 6.

Lee County residents may vote in person at the old county courthouse from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. weekdays, except Friday, and from 9 a.m. to noon April 6.

Voters must mail absentee ballots by April 4.

Residents who wish to register to vote still have time; the grace period ends April 6. Go to www.elections.il.gov and click on “Voters,” then click on “Am I registered to vote in Illinois” to verify your voter registration.

For more information, call the Whiteside County Clerk’s Office at 815-772-5189 or the Lee County Clerk’s Office at 815-288-3309.

 

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