Early in-person voting begins in Chicagoland on Monday, Oct. 19, with a handful of locations nearby for North Shore voters.
According to the Cook County Clerk’s Office voters do not need a reason to vote early and may vote at any Cook County early-voting site, as long as the individual is a registered voter in the county.
Early voting is done digitally via a touchscreen. According to the county, the names of the early voters are available to the public and are updated each day during early voting.
New voters or voters changing their address must provide two forms of ID. More information on presenting ID is available at the county clerk’s website, where you can also find information on mail-in voting, as well as view wait times at each early-voting location.
The last day to request a mail-in ballot is Oct. 29.
For registered voters in the county, a government-issued ID is not necessary at the polls but, the county says, it may be helpful during check-in and if election judges have any registration questions.
Locally, early-voting sites open at 8:30 Monday morning, Oct. 19, in Wilmette, Evanston, Skokie, Northbrook and Glenview, among other places.
The locations are open from 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday through Monday, Nov. 2.
For more early-voting information, you can call (312) 603-0900.
Below are details on some area sites. View all suburban Cook County polling sites at the county clerk’s website.
• Centennial Ice Arena, 2300 Old Glenview Road
•Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
• Glenview Village Hall, 2500 Lake Ave.
• Skokie Courthouse, Room 149. 5600 Old Orchard Road
• Oakton Community College, 7701 Lincoln Ave.
• Northbrook Village Hall, 1225 Cedar Lane
• Niles Village Hall, 1000 Civic Center Drive
• Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road
• Rolling Meadows Courthouse, Room 238, 2121 Euclid Ave.