(CBS) — On this March 3, voting is already underway for the March 18 primary election with a couple of firsts involved.

Chicago Election Board Chairman Langdon Neal said early voting will be extended this year.

“You are voting up to the Saturday before the Tuesday election. That is a first here across the state,” said Neal. “It has been extended three days. Normally, we end it on the Thursday before the election. Now we are going to the Saturday before the election.”

Neal says this is the first year that 17-year-olds will be able to vote if they’re eligible to vote in November. He says the reasoning is if they’re eligible to vote in November, they ought to be able to pick those who are running by casting primary ballots.

For more information and to locate a polling place in Chicago, visit www.chicagoelections.com.

For early voting locations outside of Chicago, try the links below:

  • Cook County
  • DuPage County
  • Kane County
  • Lake County
  • Will County
  • Watch & Listen LIVE