The economy will certainly be a hot issue in the upcoming March primary elections, and even if we're going to be out of town on election day, local leaders still want us to cast a vote.
Absentee ballots are now available for Rockford voters at the Board of Election. Commissioners, if you know you won't be in town on March 16, you can stop by the office on South 6th Street to vote or you can request a ballot be mailed to you.
March 11 is the last day absentee ballots can be mailed to voters. The deadline to register to vote in the March elections is February 17.