By RANDY PIERCE
Locations in Troy and Collinsville where votes can be cast early for the November general election will be opening on Monday, October 24, according to information from Madison County Clerk Debra D. Ming-Mendoza.
Early voting will be available at the city hall, 116 East Market Street in Troy, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. the week of October 24 through 28, then again October 31 until November 4.
In Collinsville, during the same dates but from noon until 6 p.m. plus two Saturdays, October 29, from 9 a.m. until noon, and November 5, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the senior center at 420 East Main Street will be an early voting location.
It is also possible to vote early at the Madison County Administration building in Ming-Mendoza’s office at 157 North Main Street in Edwardsville from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 17 through 21.
Any registered voter in Madison County may also cast a ballot by mail. This includes members of the United States Armed Forces or Merchant Marines, their spouses and dependents who have a permanent residence in the county but are stationed elsewhere, either in this country or abroad.
Others who are United States citizens, their spouses and dependents who have permanent residence in Madison County but will temporarily be living abroad on Election Day or who will be leaving the country prior to Election Day may also vote by mail.
Vote by mail applications are available by going to www.MadisonVotes.com and completing the form which must be returned to the county clerk’s office by no later than Thursday, November 3. Vote by mail ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 8.