Early voters fill up Winnebago County office on final day

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Stateline voters crammed the Winnebago County Clerk’s Office taking advantage of the last day of early voting.

Voters came in during their lunch break or spare time to put in their two cents on this year’s ballot.

“There's always lines day of and I'm a lawyer so sometimes court takes a long time, you don't know that you're going to get out so it's good to make sure that you can do it when you know you have the time,” says Rockford resident Diana Taylor.

As of Monday, nearly 7,600 people have voted early in Rockford. More than 3,000 others have also cast their ballot early in Winnebago County.

A higher voter turnout is expected due to so many individuals early voting. The current political climate has also shed a spotlight on this year’s midterm elections.

Voters are required to cast their ballots at their designated polls. To find out where your polling place is located, visit www.NASS.org.

For those who didn't get out early, Illinois also offers same-day registration. All that is needed are two forms of identification with a current name and at least one that contains a current address.