Since 2006, voters in Illinois have had the convenience of voting beginning the 22nd day preceding an election. According to Cook County Clerk David Orr, suburban voters have a choice of dozens of locations around suburban Cook County as well as in downtown Chicago.
Thursday, Jan. 28, is the last day you may vote early... and avoid the rush on Election Day. Early Voting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday though Saturday at all Early Voting polling, as well as 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at nine suburban locations and downtown Chicago. (Click Here for Map.)
Just remember, Orr says, to bring a government-issued photo ID such as a passport, driver’s license, or military ID. All Early Voting is conducted on touch screens.
No more excuses: Voters do not need to provide an excuse or reason why they cannot make it to the polls on Election Day. You need only to fill out an application at the Early Voting site.
Bring Photo ID: State law requires early voters to display valid identification to an election official before receiving a ballot to vote early. Valid forms of ID include: a current driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another government-issued ID with a photograph.
Voting Equipment: Early Voting will be conducted on touch screens that store every ballot style in the county, permitting any voter in suburban Cook to vote at any location.
Ballot Secrecy: Your ballot will remain secret and securely stored.
Early Voting Records: The names of the early voters are available to the public and are updated each day during early voting. Please call (312) 603-0900 for early voting information.
In-Person Voting Only: Voters who participate in Early Voting must vote in person.
For more info:
Everything You Need to Know About ABSENTEE Voting
Early Voting Locations in Cook County
Sites Map (with location addresses)
Early Voting FAQs
Early Voting Totals
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