The Illinois State Board of Elections offers links to verify your election authority, check deadlines for voter registration and much more in preparation of the consolidated primaries on Feb. 26.

Today’s “event calendar” notes that today is the first day that early voting sites can open in locations other than the local election authorities. These polling places are to be open on holidays, Saturdays and Sundays.

To find out where your election authority is located, check the list provided by the ISBE. Your election authority is your source for a sample ballot, which includes candidates you’ll consider on Feb. 26.