Illinois polls open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 05, 2012, 5:40 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. today for voters across Illinois.

Information on polling places, finding your precinct and other election-related questions is available from the appropriate county clerk, either via telephone or the clerk's website. Here are the numbers and addresses:

-- Rock Island County: (309) 558-3571; rockislandcounty.org/Elections/Home/

-- Henry County: (309)-937-3575; henrycty.com/Departments/Elections/tabid/357/Default.aspx

-- Mercer County: (309) 582-7021; mercercountyil.org/index.php/documents/cat_view/1-general

Both parties will provide rides to the polls for voters needing them. Call Rock Island County Democratic Party at (309) 786-8337 or the Rock Island County Republican Party at (309) 764-6262.

The busiest periods are expected to be early in the morning and after 5 p.m., when people vote before or after work, said Rock Island County Chief Deputy Clerk John Brown.Anybody in line at 7 p.m. will get to vote, Mr. Brown said.











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