Vote Early!

Illinois’s March 15 primary election is inching closer. Here’s a reminder of places where grace-period registration and early voting are available in Jackson county. In primary elections, one pulls either a Republican or Democratic ballot. You do not need to be registered with either party to vote in its respective primary.

Jackson County:

The County Clerk’s Office, at 1001 Walnut St.,  in Murphysboro,  is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday. It also will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on March 12, the Saturday before the primary election.

The county is also offering two off-site locations. Grace-period registration and early voting will be available at the Carbondale Civic

Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 1, March 3 and March 8. These services will also be available at the

SIU Student Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 9, March 10 and March 11.

On Election Day, one can register and vote at the County Clerk’s Office, or at the SIU Student Center during polling hours. Both are considered universal polling places for all  Jackson County residents, meaning one can cast a ballot in these two locations regardless of where their polling place is located.

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