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      Early Voting in Adams County begins Monday

      Local elections in Illinois are a little more than 2 weeks away, but voters can officially cast their ballots beginning Monday in Adams County.

      The April 9 election ballots will include names of two Quincy mayoral candidates, incumbent Mayor John Spring and Kyle Moore.

      Races for the Quincy School Board and Quincy Park Board are also expected to bring in a large number of voters to the polls.

      County Clerk Georgia Volm says she expects an overall 35 percent voter turnout this election. She expects a higher turnout in the city of Quincy compared to the county.

      "I would anticipate by the time early voting gets done, we should have between 500 and 800 early voters. That is a huge drop from the November election when we had 4,000 voters in our officer during that time. But that's a good number because early voting is increasing and people are becoming more aware and they like it and they're starting to come out and vote early," Volm said.

      Early voting will run until April 6. The clerk's office, at 507 Vermont St., will open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You must carry a photo ID to vote early.