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Thursday is the Deadline for Illinoisans to Vote by Mail


Thursday is the last day to vote by mail in Illinois' primary election...

State Board of Election spokesperson Matt Dietrich says voting by mail is a good option if you want to avoid the crowds on election day next Tuesday.
Dietrich says you can find the vote by mail application form for your area by clicking here.

Meanwhile, an oversight group is reminding voters to not necessarily cast votes for a judicial candidate in Illinois' primary on St. Patrick's Day just because that person has an Irish last name.  

The Illinois Civil Justice League says it's long been known that less-informed voters can mark ballots for judges based on the ethnicity a name suggests.

In cities like Chicago, with large Irish-American populations, candidates with Irish names can fare better.

The group released its voting recommendations this week for judicial races in the state's March 17 primary, including by highlighting a few candidates who it says may be trying to use their Irish names to their electoral advantage or to hurt front-runners.

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