Voters are heading out in numbers to cast early ballots for next Tuesday's election.
Monday marked the busiest day so far, with 1,970 voters in suburban Cook County casting their ballots, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr.
Where to go for Early Voting
Thanks to touch screens that store different ballot types, registered voters can visit any one of suburban Cook County's 43 early voting locations, which you can find here. But the closest locations for local voters include:
- Morton Grove Village Hall, 6101 Capulina St., Morton Grove.
- Park Ridge City Hall, 505 Butler Place, Park Ridge.
- Glenview Village Hall, 1225 Waukegan Road, Glenview.
- County Clerk's Main Office, 69 W. Washington St. in Chicago.
- Skokie Courthouse, 5600 W. Old Orchard Road, Skokie.
All sites are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here's what you'll need
Voters are required to present election officials with "valid identification" before receiving a ballot. According to the clerk's office, valid forms of ID include a current driver's license, state-issued ID card or another government-issued ID with a photograph.
Gaining in popularity
Since Early Voting began March 14, 18,535 suburban Cook County voters have cast their votes. In the last two consolidated elections, Early Voting accounted for 3 percent (8,205) and 8 percent (25,737) of ballots cast in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
Voters also have a few days left to request an absentee ballot by mail. Applications must be received by March 31. Voted ballots must be returned or postmarked by Monday, April 4.