Early voting begins March 3, 2014 in Illinois. Early voting is allowed until Saturday, March 15. DuPage County has 11 early voting locations across the western suburb of Chicago and has been organized to have convenient hours for persons to cast their votes early, according to a Journal Standard report on Sunday.
To vote early in the 2014 Primary in DuPage County, one must be a registered voter and present a government-issued photo identification at the voting facility.
DuPage County Early Voting Locations (all locations are in operation on Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and locations with an asterisk * are open on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
- Addison Township Office: 401 North Addison Rd., Addison, IL (Gym)
- Bartlett Community Center: 700 S. Bartlett Rd., Bartlett, IL (Senior Center)
- Downers Grove Village Hall: 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove, IL (Committee Room)
- * DuPage County Election Commission: 421 N. County Farm Rd., Wheaton IL (Room 1-500B)
- Elmhurst City Hall: 209 No. York St., Elmhurst, IL (City Council Chambers)
- Glen Ellyn Civic Center: 535 Duane St., Glen Ellyn, IL (Solinsky Hall West)
- Naperville Municipal Center: 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL (Meeting Room A)
- St. John Lutheran Church: 7214 Cass Ave., Darien, IL (Café)
- *Stratford Square Mall: 152 Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, IL (Upper Level, Next to Macy’s, Entrance 4)
- *Westfield Fox Valley Mall: 195 Fox Valley Center Dr., Aurora, IL (NE Entrance between Sears and Carsons)
- *Yorktown Center: 203 Yorktown Mall Dr., Lombard, IL (The Plaza Shops at Yorktown #42)
Anyone who has questions or concerns about the early voting in DuPage County may contact the DuPage Election Commission website or contact officials by phone at 630-407-5600.
Specifically, to participate in early voting, a registered voter goes to an Early Voting site, completes an application for an Early Voter’s Ballot and presents a valid government-issued photo ID card with the application to an Early Voting Judge of Election. Then the Early Voting Judge verifies one’s registration status via a central database at the DuPage county Election Commission. Once validated, the database updates to reflect it – which ensures that a voter does not vote at another location. Finally, the voter is directed to an ATM-like device where he or she can cast their vote using a touchscreen. The actual vote will be counted when polls close on Election Day.