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Early voting in gubernatorial primary election starts March 3

A young girl looks out from a privacy booth as her parents vote.
A young girl looks out from a privacy booth as her parents vote.
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Beat the lines. Illinois residents can start voting in the gubernatorial election on Mon., March 3, at 51 locations across Cook County. There are also approximately 43 locations across suburban Illinois suburban areas.

Primary voting candidates include governor, lieutenant governor, commissioners, county sheriff, appellate court and judicial court.

For voters who would rather cast an absentee ballot, they can apply online or by mail to 69 W. Washington St., Suite 600, Chicago, Ill., 60602. The absentee ballot must be received by March 13, 2014.

Early voting closes at Sat., March 15. Times may vary by location.

The primary election is on Tues., March 18. To find a polling location, click here. Pay special attention to how the voter's address is printed on mail information (ex. "W" instead of "West"; "Ave" instead of "Avenue") to narrow down your voter registration information on the site.

For in-person, voting:

Click here for early voting Chicago locations.

Click here for early voting Illinois locations in Alsip, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Bellwood, Berwyn, Bridgeview, Calumet City, Cicero, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Glenview, Hodgkins, Hoffman Estates, Lemont, Lynwood, Markham, Maywood, Melrose Park, Niles, Norridge, Northbrook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Olympia Fields, Orland Park, Palatine, Palos Heights, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Skokie, South Holland, Stickney, Streamwood and Wilmette.

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