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Early voting is now underway for March 17 primary election

Numerous chances to vote early are offered

OTTAWA — Early voting in the Tuesday, March 17, LaSalle County primary began Feb. 6 and will continue through Monday, March 16, according to Lori Bongartz, LaSalle County clerk.

Any voter validly registered in LaSalle County may vote at the early voting location during the early voting period, Bongartz said.

However, any vote cast is final, and may not be revoked, and the voter is not eligible to cast a vote on Election Day.

Voters wishing to vote early may do so at the LaSalle County Governmental Complex at 707 E. Etna Road in Ottawa during the following hours:

Permanent early voting with grace period registration — Feb. 6 through March 16, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Also, early voting will be offered on Saturdays, Feb. 22 and 29 and March 7 and 14, from 8 a.m. until noon.

In addition, on Thursday, March 5, and Monday, March 9, through Friday, March 13, early voting hours will be extended to 7 p.m.

And on Sunday, March 15, early voting will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grace period voting will be offered at the government complex on Election Day, Tuesday, March 17, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Bongartz said voting by mail is in progress at this time at her office. The last day to accept an application for a vote by mail ballot is Thursday, March 12, and last day for early voting is Monday, March 16. Vote by mail applications are available at: www.lasallecounty.org.

Grace period registration and voting will be conducted in the LaSalle County Clerk’s Office from Feb. 19 to March 16, for those who missed the Feb. 18 deadline for registering to vote.

Grace period/Election Day registration will also be available on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the county clerk’s office in Ottawa and at all 119 precincts in LaSalle County.

For further information, contact the LaSalle County Clerk’s Office at 815-434-8202.

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