Early voting begins in McHenry County

Early voting in McHenry County began Monday as voters headed to the polls in advance of the April 9 election.

Julianne Peterson, election judge at Lake in the Hills, said turnout was fairly light for the first day of voting.

“To me, this is more important than the presidential election,” she said. “Village presidents, village trustees, people that run our schools. … If you don’t get the right people to run those, you’ll be paying for it in the long run.”

Joan Stern was one of the 13 people who cast a ballot Monday at Lake in the Hills Village Hall and noted the importance of local elections.

“It has to do with our community,” she said. “It’s where we live and where our children are raised. We have to have the right people in the right positions.”

Early voting continues through April 6.

For a full list of early voting locations and times, call the McHenry County Clerk’s Office at 815-334-4242 or visit www.co.mchenry.il.us/departments/countyclerk.

Follow the local races online at NWHerald.com/election.