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Seal of the State of Illinois

Williamson County Courthouse - 407 N. Monroe St. Marion, IL 62959

Election Information

PUBLIC NOTICE
EARLY VOTING DATES
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Public notice is hereby given that Early Voting in Williamson County, Illinois will be conducted on the following dates and locations prior to the February 5, 2008, General Primary Election.

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Dates Temporary Location Hours
Mon, Jan 14 - Fri, Jan 18 Williamson County Clerk's Office
Courthouse - 200 W. Jefferson St.
Marion
8:00 am-4:00 pm
(8am - 6pm on Fri., Jan. 18)
Saturday, Jan. 19 Williamson County Clerk's Office
Courthouse - 200 W. Jefferson St.
Marion
8:00 am-12 noon
Tues. Jan 22 - Fri., Jan 25 Williamson County Clerk's Office
Courthouse - 200 W. Jefferson St.
Marion
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Mon. Jan 28 - Thurs., Jan 31 Williamson County Clerk's Office
Courthouse - 200 W. Jefferson St.
Marion
8:00 am-4:00 pm
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WHAT IS EARLY VOTING?
Early voting was new in 2006. It allows voters to vote at locations specified by the County Clerk between the 22nd and 5th day before each election. Early voters must be registered voters with a valid picture ID showing their current voter registration address. No excuse or reason is necessary. Early voters will cast their votes on optical scan ballots and they will be counted at the central ballot counting location after the polls close on election day.
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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EARLY VOTING AND ABSENTEE VOTING?
Absentee Voting Early Voting
Eligibility Only voters who qualify and state a reason for voting by absentee. These include absent from the County on Election Day, attending college out of town, physically incapacitated, etc. All registered voters who possess a valid photo ID showing their current voter registration
Give a reason? Yes. Must state a reason on absentee ballot application. No excuses needed. Just show up at an Early Voting site.
Time Frame In Person: 40 days
1 day before Election Day

By Mail: 40 days
5 days before Election Day.
22 days
5 days before Election Day
Location In Person:
Only at County Clerk's office.
By Mail:
Ballots mailed to any location and returned to County Clerk's office.
Only at County Clerk's office now; may be other sites in future elections.
Voting Method Optical scan paper ballots Optical scan paper ballots
How Tabulated Counted at the Central Ballot Counting Location after polls close. Counted at the Central Ballot Counting Location after polls close.
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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
SAUNDRA K. JENT
Williamson County Clerk
P.O. Box 1108
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 997-1301