Originally Posted Online: Oct. 22, 2012, 8:36 pm
Last Updated: Oct. 22, 2012, 11:11 pm

About 6,000 ballots already cast in RI County

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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com

Early voting started in Illinois on Monday and runs until Nov. 3, three days before the Nov. 6 election.

An estimated 6,000 ballots have been cast in Rock Island County, including absentee ballots and those who took advantage of the grace registration period, which also runs until Nov. 3, according to Rock Island County Chief Deputy Clerk John Brown.

Grace registration allows anyone not registered to vote to register at the Rock Island County Clerk's office. They must then vote straight after registering. Two forms of identification are required, and one must include the person's address.

Voters casting an early ballot must display a current driver's license, a state-issued ID card or another government-issued ID with a photograph.

There are five early voting locations in Rock Island County:

- Rock Island County Clerk's Office, 1504 3rd Ave, Rock Island, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.
- Western Illinois University, 3300 River Drive, Moline, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday
- Silvis City Council Chambers, 121 11th St., Silvis, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
- Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday
- Milan Municipal Building, 405 E. 1st St., Milan, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

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