Chicago’s Early Voting Site Closed During Extreme Cold

Early voting will begin only at the Loop Super Site, located at 175 W. Washington St.

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Early voting in Chicago's municipal elections will be closed Wednesday as extremely cold temperatures arrive, according to the city's Board of Elections. 

It remained unclear if the early voting site, located at 175 W. Washington St., would reopen Thursday or Friday. 

The Loop Super Site had just opened on Tuesday. 

It was scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Saturday, then from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays, election officials said. Early voting lasts through the Monday before Election Day, which is on Feb. 26. 

The start of early voting was delayed due to several challenges candidates filed against opponents' nominating petitions, in an effort to knock them off the ballot. 

Per state law, early voting is required to begin 40 days prior to an election, however, the ongoing challenges precluded the Board of Elections from printing final ballots by the Jan. 17 deadline. 

The Electoral Board ruled on the last outstanding objections Friday, enabling the mayoral and aldermanic ballots to be finalized. 

Early voting at sites within each of Chicago’s 50 wards will begin on Feb. 11, 15 days prior to Election Day, the Board said.

For a full list of early voting sites in Chicago’s wards, voters can visit the Board of Elections website.

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