Illinois voters can cast a ballot prior to Election Day without having to provide a reason or an excuse for wanting to vote early.
A major reason for the new law is to encourage greater participation in the election.
For the November 3, 2020, General Election, early voting will be conducted at the Henry County Courthouse, as a temporary site, in the office of Barbara M. Link, Henry County Election Authority.
Early voting begins on Thursday, September 24, 2020, and ends on Monday, November 2, 2020. Hours for early voting are 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday thru Friday. The County Clerk's Office will be open for early voting on the following Saturday's: October 17, October 24, and October 31, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
The County Clerk's Office will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of Columbus Day.
The law prohibits a person who voted during the early voting period from voting at the polls on Election Day. The votes cast during the early voting time period will not be counted until after the polls close on Election Day.