Other states have been going to the polling places and casting votes in this primary election season, and now it’s Illinois residents’ turn to start the process.
When election officials count the votes in November, they want it to go off without a hitch – and that includes properly counting absentee ballots from America’s fighting forces.
Several aldermanic contests were quite close, and one, in the 45th Ward, is expected to require a recount.
Five days before election day, early voting and absentee ballots have already proved a popular choice in suburban Cook County.
Some Illinois residents serving overseas in the military will get extra time to vote in an effort to make up for absentee ballots being mailed late, state and federal officials said Friday.
At least one county in Illinois admits its ballots to military personnel weren’t mailed on time.