Election officials say 105,293 people cast ballots during early voting this year, but that still leaves more than 150,000 voters eligible to cast ballots in person at their precincts today.
With 5,935 ballots cast as of Monday, early turnout in Jackson County was almost 17 percent.
It is also possible that expanded early-voting laws have been embraced by voters.
We heard anywhere from 15 minutes to a month. In Guilford County, for example, there were 16 early voting sites in the first-week of early voting in the 2012 election.
"Whenever there's an open seat for the White House it means the voters are more attuned as well", Bucaro said.
-As of Saturday, 36 percent of the Latinos who voted early did not vote at all in the 2012 election, according to political scientist Daniel Smith from the University of Florida.
Election Day is finally here, but a large share of IL voters won't be standing in line Tuesday at their local polling places.
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Anyone who doesn't have an approved voter ID should bring their voter registration card with them to the polls.
Voter advocacy groups are on high alert, anxious about possible voter intimidation stemming from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's repeated assertions that the election is rigged against him. But the Tampa Bay Times observed that the Dems' early-voting lead this time falls short of the 100,000 they had in the 2012 race.
More than 1.6 million people across the state had already cast their ballots as of Monday morning, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections. But analysts said the voters who turned out in historic numbers this weekend have likely given Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, a critical edge heading into Election Day.
U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles said after an hourlong hearing Monday that she'll keep an eye on what happens Tuesday. "This is a good problem to have".
Trump's California campaign said trained observers will report discrepancies to lawyers.
'We're witnessing explosive early voting turnout of Hispanics - both newly registered to vote as well as those who sat on the sidelines in 2012, ' Smith told the Miamj Herald. "We are using this to make sure everyone is doing the right thing and to get their vote counted", said spokesman Jon Cordova. Electioneering includes the wearing of campaign buttons, t-shirts or other paraphernalia and advocating for candidates, parties or ballot issues either orally or with written materials. Latino voters in the state increased very slightly, staying under two percent.