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Dates for the upcoming March 19 primary election

The voting schedule has been released for the upcoming March 19 primary election.

Grace period voting begins Wednesday, Feb. 21, and it continues through Monday, March 18. Voters can come in Monday through Friday and cast their ballots from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any voter who has failed to register or update their registration information may do so only at the Fayette County Courthouse. There are two forms of identification with verification of the registrant’s address that are required, and the voter will then vote in-person at the Fayette County Courthouse.

Early voting begins next Thursday, Feb. 8, and will continue Monday, March 18. It will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be extended hours of early voting on Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Early voting for all precincts will be conducted in the Lobby of the Fayette County Courthouse, 221 S 7th St., Vandalia, IL.  Any voter validly registered in Fayette County may vote during the early voting period; however, any vote cast is final and may not be revoked, and the voter is not eligible to cast a vote on Election Day.

Those who wish to fill out a ballot by mail must make an application. The last day to accept application and mail an absentee ballot from the Fayette County Clerk’s Office will be Thursday, March 14.

The last day to vote early is Monday, March 18, at the Fayette County Courthouse Lobby, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The general primary election day is Tuesday, March 19, and all voting will take place at the polling locations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is also the last day for grace period registration and voting in the Fayette County Courthouse Lobby.