Absentee voting begins for Illinois' primary

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CHICAGO (AP) - Voters can begin absentee voting this week for Illinois' primary election.
     
The primary is March 20. Voters will choose candidates for state legislative and congressional seats, among other elected offices.
     
Absentee voting starts Thursday and can be done in person or by mail. The Illinois State Board of Elections says the voter must complete an application.
     
In many cases, absentee ballots are used by members of the military who are not living in their home state. But state officials say that a voter can request an absentee ballot at a polling place as well. No reason is needed.
     
Early voting starts on Feb. 27 and ends March 15.

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