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Illinois governor says he'll vote on Election Day

Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 11:00 a.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) — It's the first day of early voting in Illinois, but Gov. Pat Quinn isn't going to the polls.

The Chicago Democrat told The Associated Press on Monday that he likes to vote on Election Day. The primary is March 18.

Quinn is facing re-election and has one primary challenger, activist Tio Hardiman.

Hardiman says he plans to vote on Election Day too, but has campaign staff in central and southwestern Illinois to encourage early voting.

Election officials say they're not predicting a high turnout with wintery weather and cold temperatures hitting parts of the state.

Four Republicans are seeking their party's nomination for governor. Several encouraged early voting over the weekend. They are state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, businessman Bruce Rauner and state Sens. Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady.

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