Dozens of early voting locations across Cook County officially opened their doors Monday, giving voters who have already made up their minds a chance to hit the ballot box ahead of the rush.
With Election Day just around the corner, officials promise that early voting provides more flexibility to cast a ballot without worrying about crowded polling places.
Voters can cast a ballot at any of the 52 early voting sites, regardless of where they're registered - but these locations are only for suburban Cook County residents, not Chicago voters. Chicagoans can choose from any one of the 51 early voting locations across the city.
While a government-issued photo ID is not required to vote, it can be helpful to bring one should any questions about registration, address, signature, or more arise during the voting process.
Cook County residents who are not registered, but still wish to vote, will be allowed to register and cast their ballots at the same time under grace period registration at all 52 locations, however, those wishing to do so are required to bring two forms of ID, one of which has the voter's current address.
Cook County's early voting locations will be open according to the following schedule —
- March 5 through March 10: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, March 11: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- March 12 through March 16: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday, March 19: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except at 8 locations noted below that will remain open until 7 p.m.)
All 52 locations across Cook County are as follows —
Cook County Building (5th Floor or Pedway), located at 69 W. Washington St. in Chicago (will be open until 7 p.m. on March 19)
Alsip Village Hall, located at 4500 W. 123rd St. in Alsip
Arlington Heights Village Hall, located at 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd. in Arlington Heights (will be open until 7 p.m. on March 19)
Barrington Hills Village Hall, located at 112 Algonquin Rd. in Barrington Hills
Bellwood Village Hall, located at 3200 Washington Blvd. in Bellwood
Berwyn City Hall, located at 6700 W. 26th St. in Berwyn
Bridgeview Courthouse (Room 238), located at 10220 S. 76th Ave. in Bridgeview
Brookfield Village Hall, located at 8820 Brookfield Ave. in Brookfield
Prairie Trails Library District, located at 8449 S. Moody Ave. in Burbank
Calumet City Library, located at 660 Manistee Ave. in Calumet City (will be open until 7 p.m. on March 19)
Calumet Township Community Center, located at 12633 S. Ashland Ave. in Calumet Park
Cicero Community Center, located at 2250 S. 49th Ave. in Cicero (will be open until 7 p.m. on March 19)
Cicero PSO Building, located at 5410 W. 34th St. in Cicero (will be open until 7 p.m. on March 19)
Andrew Biela Senior Citizen Center, located at 4545 Midlothian Turnpike in Crestwood
Des Plaines Public Library, located at 1501 Ellinwood St. in Des Plaines
Elk Grove Village Hall, located at 901 Wellington Ave. in Elk Grove Village
Elmwood Park Village Hall, located at 11 W. Conti Pkwy. in Elmwood Park
Evanston Civic Center, located at 2100 Ridge Ave. in Evanston (will be open until 7 p.m. on March 19)
Franklin Park Village Hall, located at 9500 Belmont Ave. in Franklin Park
Glenview Village Hall, located at 2500 E. Lake Ave. in Glenview
Hodgkins Village Hall, located at 8990 Lyons St. in Hodgkins
Hoffman Estates Village Hall, located at 1900 Hassell Rd. in Hoffman Estates
Lansing Public Library, located at 2750 Indiana Ave. in Lansing
Lemont Township Hall, located at 1115 Warner Ave. in Lemont
Lynwood Senior Youth Center, located at 21490 Lincoln Hwy. in Lynwood
Markham Courthouse (Room 238), located at 16501 S. Kedzie Ave. in Markham
Matteson Community Center, located at 20642 Matteson Ave. in Matteson
Maywood Courthouse (Whitcomb Building: Room 104), located at 1311 Maybrook Square in Maywood
Melrose Park Village Hall, located at 1000 N. 25th Ave. in Melrose Park
Mount Prospect Village Hall, located at 50 S. Emerson St. in Mount Prospect
Niles Village Hall, located at 1000 Civic Center Dr. in Niles
Norridge Village Hall, located at 4000 N. Olcott Ave. in Norridge
Northbrook Village Hall, located at 1225 Cedar Ln. in Northbrook
Oak Forest City Hall, located at 15440 S. Central Ave. in Oak Forest
Oak Lawn Village Hall, located at 9446 S. Raymond Ave. in Oak Lawn (will be open until 7 p.m. on March 19)
Oak Park Village Hall, located at 123 Madison St. in Oak Park
Brookdale Senior Living, located at 3633 Breakers Dr. in Olympia Fields
Orland Township, located at 14807 Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park
Palatine Village Hall, located at 200 E. Wood St. in Palatine
Palos Heights Recreation Center, located at 6601 W. 127th St. in Palos Heights
Park Forest Village Hall, located at 350 Victory Dr. in Park Forest
Centennial Activity Center, located at 100 S. Western Ave. in Park Ridge
Rolling Meadows Courthouse (Room 238), located at 2121 Euclid Ave. in Rolling Meadows
Trickster Art Gallery, located at 190 S. Roselle Rd. in Schaumburg
Skokie Courthouse (Room 149), located at 5600 Old Orchard Rd. in Skokie
Skokie Village Hall, located at 5127 Oakton St. in Skokie
South Suburban College (Conference Center, Thornton Room), located at 15800 S. State St. in South Holland
Stickney-Forest View Library, located at 6800 W. 43rd St. in Stickney
Streamwood Village Hall, located at 301 E. Irving Park Rd. in Streamwood
Tinley Park Village Hall, located at 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park
The George and Angela Paterakis Center, located at 199 N. First St.in Wheeling
Centennial Ice Rinks, located at 2300 Old Glenview Rd. in Wilmette