Start of early voting and vote by mail for 2016 primary to be delayed
State sites challenges to presidential candidates as cause

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[January 25, 2016]  LINCOLN - LINCOLN - The official start date of Early Voting & Vote by Mail for the March 15th Primary Election will be delayed at least to mid-February according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. Challenges to several Presidential candidates have delayed the ballot from being certified to County Clerks in all Illinois Counties.

“The pending objections to the candidacy of several Presidential candidates in Illinois will unfortunately delay the start of early voting and vote by mail in Logan County,” said Logan County Clerk, Sally Turner. “As soon as the State Board of Elections certifies the final ballot to us, we will work as quickly as possible to print, test, and finalize ballots to begin early voting. In the meantime, I encourage voters to submit an application for a ballot by mail if they want to cast a ballot before Election Day.” Turner stated that she suspects that the ballots will be ready for voting by February 17, which also serves as the first day of Grace Period Registration.

The delay in voting stems from the pending objections against Democratic Presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton, Martin J. O’Malley, Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, Larry (Lawrence) Cohen and Bernie Sanders and Republican Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

Additional information about Logan County’s early voting hours or how to submit an application to vote by mail can be found on the County Clerk’s website at:

[Sally J. Turner, Logan County Clerk]

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