Early Voting in Municipal Election Begins Monday

The election is Feb. 24

Early voting begins Monday for Chicago's municipal election, including the mayor's race.

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says 51 sites will offer early voting and voter registration. The election is Feb. 24.

"Four years ago we had a 42 percent turnout,” said Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners. “Eight years ago we had about a 33 percent turnout. I would hope that we would be somewhere within that range."

Sites will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five sites will be open on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Voters need a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot. Voters can use any site in the city regardless of their address.

Election board officials said voters who need to change their name or address or those registering to vote for the first time need to have two forms of ID. At least one must have the voter's current address.

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