It's interesting to me that in MO, when you fill out an absentee ballot (which my parents JUST did 2 days ago because they are working the polls Nov. 4 as their main source of income now that the stock market has sucked away 40% of their retirement savings) you have to get it notarized. That means someone has to watch you sign your name, and officially say that is YOU voting.
In Illinois however, we don't have time for all that malarkey with absentee ballots. If you sign your name on the envelope, we believe you. No need to mess with some notary public person. Just sign your name and the date in BLACK INK, and you are good to go.
Maybe this is how our ever ethical buddy Rod got elected. Twice.