Early voting begins in 5th district

March 16, 2009 9:54:54 AM PDT
Voters in the 5th Congressional District are now able to cast their votes. Early voting began Monday in the special election to fill the seat vacated by President Barack Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. He left his seat to serve as the White House chief of staff.

Monday also marks early voting for numerous other races. Early voting ends April 2. Election Day is April 7.