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Attorney general race could hold up early voting in Central Illinois

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The Peoria County Election Commission announced Feb. 7 that it will delay early voting including voting by mail. The hold up is due to an ongoing objection of a candidate in the Attorney General race. The commission said that once the issue is resolved in the courts early voting will start.

McLean County has also delayed its early voting until a decision can be made case and anticipates that ballots will be available by Feb. 20. Election Authorities believe that a decision could be rendered before then.

The delay is based on an appeal by Democratic candidate for Attorney General, Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood, who was removed from the general primary ballot due to submitting an old economic interest statement that he used when he ran for the general assembly.

Rep. Drury was given an emergency stay and was ordered by the 1st District Appellate Court to be placed back on the ballot.

Briefs for the appeal are due Feb. 9.

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