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Illinois Early Votes Top 877,000

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 3, 2008 7:40PM

As Election Day approaches in just a few scant hours, it looks like early voting wasn't just a local thing. Officials have said that early voting in the state of Illinois has topped 877,000. Overall, turnout is expected to be near 80 percent in the state for this election. The previous high for early voting was 220,000 during this year's primaries.