Candidate Objections Could Delay Early Voting

Candidate Objections Could Delay Early Voting

Springfield — Multiple objections to the petitions of presidential candidates on the Illinois ballot for the upcoming March primary could delay mail-in and early voting by several weeks. Reports from the Illinois Board of Elections show that county clerks have been informed that the board believes that settling the objections could take longer than expected, pushing back the February 4th soft opening date for county clerks to open their ballots. The delay would also complicate mail-in ballots from military members who are away on duty, who must mail their ballots by Friday and could cast a vote for a candidate who may end up disqualified.