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Early voting has expanded for the upcoming election

Election day is April 6th, but you don’t need to wait until then to cast your vote in the the consolidated elections. This week nine additional early voting locations opened, so you have many opportunities to cast your vote in person. If you plan to vote by mail, you have until April 1st to request your ballot. Just be prepared to actually put it in the mail. There are no drop boxes this time around.

Here is the early voting information you need to know. All of these are univeral polling places, meaning you can vote there no matter where you live in Champaign County.

March 30 – April 5 – Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

April 3rd – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 4th – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

(Note: The Gathering Place is closed on Easter Sunday)

Illini Union – 1401 West Green Street, Urbana

Lake of the Woods, Elk’s Pavilion, 301 Senna Drive, Mahomet

Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 Sangamon Drive, Champaign

Meadowbrook Community Church, 1902 South Duncan Road, Champaign

Parkland College, Student Life Center, 2400 W Bradley, Champaign

The Church of the Living God, 312 East Bradley Avenue, Champaign

Tolono Public Library, 111 East Main Street, Tolono

The Gathering Place (1st United Methodist Church), 200 S Century Blvd, Rantoul


Monday, March 29th, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30th, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31st, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, April 5th, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 802 East Douglas Street, St. Joseph


Early voting also continues at Brookens Adminstration Center, in the Lyle Shields Meeting Room.

Now through April 2nd – Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

April 3rd – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 4th – 1 to 5 p.m.

April 5th -  8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Top photo by Jessica Hammie.

Staff writer

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