What you need to know on Election Day

  • First-time voter Taylor Dowling, 20, left, of Swansea, Ill., and other voters take advantage of early voting Monday at the St. Clair County clerk's office in Belleville, Ill., ahead of Tuesday's primary.

    First-time voter Taylor Dowling, 20, left, of Swansea, Ill., and other voters take advantage of early voting Monday at the St. Clair County clerk's office in Belleville, Ill., ahead of Tuesday's primary. Derik Holtmann/Belleville News-Democrat via AP

 
 
Posted3/15/2016 5:00 AM

It's finally our turn, Illinois.

Democrats and Republicans here will choose their favored candidates for president today, as will voters in several other big states that could make this election all but decisive for the eventual nominees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Here's what you need to know to vote.

• Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

• In a primary, voters are asked to pick a Republican or Democratic ballot. Which you select is public record.

• Voters will choose a presidential nominee and the general-election candidates for U.S. Senate, Congress, the state legislature and county offices, among others. Voters also will pick delegates to go to each party's summer nominating convention.

• You can learn more about the candidates, their positions and backgrounds at dailyherald.com/election.

• If you see criminal activity or fraud at your polling place, you can call your local election authority or the Illinois attorney general's office at (866) 559-6812.

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• You can find where to go to vote on your election authority's website.

Cook County

Kane County

Lake County

DuPage County

McHenry County

Will County

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