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UPDATE: Early voting in Rockford begins

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Published: Feb. 6, 2018 at 5:09 PM CST
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Updated February 21, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

UPDATE: ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Early voting is now underway in Rockford for next month's primary race.

The Board of Election Commissioners pushed early voting back two weeks because of a candidate petition case involving Scott Drury who was running for attorney general.

A few dozen people have already cast their vote for the Mar. 20 primary.

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Posted February 6, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Early voting for anyone inside the Rockford city limits will now begin Feb. 21.

The Board of Election Commissioners made the announcement today.

Early voting originally was scheduled to begin Feb. 8, 40 days prior to the elections, but an ongoing candidate petition case and a pending appellate court decision pushed that date back.

The petition case involves the candidacy of Scott Drury, who is running for attorney general.

According to the board, it is possible that early voting could begin sooner than expected and it will update the schedule on its website at

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You can apply for a vote by mail ballot on the above website or pick one up in person at 301 S. Sixth Street in Rockford.