Early voting is underway across the state of Illinois including right here in Adams County.
Polls opened Thursday for those voters who want to cast their ballot ahead of primary election day which is still over a month away.
Adams County officials said they've had around 50 people vote Thursday which is a strong start for the early voting period.
"It'll take five to ten minutes. They'll be in and out and they'll have their vote cast. We can count that come election day. It's just a little bit smoother of a process and it makes it easier on election day for the judges and the voters alike," said Adams County Clerk Chuck Venvertloh.
Early voting takes place during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The primary election in Illinois is March 17.