President Obama plans to cast an early ballot for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE when he travels to Chicago on Friday to campaign for the Democratic presidential nominee.
“I’m not going to go to the precinct,” Obama told a reporter in the Oval Office on Friday who asked about his voting plans.
“I’ll probably do early voting. I’ll fill out my form. Don’t worry, I’ll be voting, man. I’m gonna be doing a little campaigning and a little voting too.”
The president is headlining fundraisers in his hometown for Clinton and House Democrats’ campaign arm. He is also attending an event for Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who is running for Senate in Illinois.
The Clinton campaign is seeking to use early voting to its advantage, and Obama’s decision to cast his ballot now promotes those efforts.
Illinois’s early voting period began on Sept. 29 and runs until Nov. 7, the day before Election Day.
During his 2012 reelection campaign, Obama became the first president to vote early. He cast his ballot on Oct. 25 that year at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Chicago.
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