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Early Voting ends Feb. 23 for Primary Election 

February 11, 2013

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Cook County Clerk David Orr reminds voters that Early Voting begins today for the Feb. 26 Primary Election. The election features a special primary for the 2nd Congressional District and 31 local contests.

Voters do not register by party in Illinois, but voters must choose a party when casting a ballot in a primary election. Voters do not need to choose the same party each primary.   

Early Voting continues daily until Feb. 23. All Early Voting sites are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Select sites are also open on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There are 10 Early Voting sites in suburban Cook County plus the Clerk’s downtown office, 69 W. Washington, Chicago. The suburban sites are:

Berwyn Public Library, 2701 S. Harlem Ave., Berwyn
*Calumet City Public Library, 660 Manistee Ave., Calumet City
Chicago Heights City Hall, 1601 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights
*Cicero Community Center, 2250 S. 49th Ave., Cicero
*Cicero PSO Building, 5410 W. 34th St., Cicero
Faith Family Future Center, 16931 S. Park Ave., South Holland
Hanover Township Community Relations Office, 1 American Way, Elgin
Matteson Village Hall, 4900 Village Commons, Matteson
Niles Village Hall, 1000 Civic Center Dr., Niles
*Palatine Village Hall, 200 E. Wood St., Palatine
*denotes Sunday site

Suburban Cook County voters must vote at a one of those suburban Cook County Early Voting sites. Chicago residents must vote at one of the city’s Early Voting sites.

Any eligible, registered voter may vote early without an excuse. Voters can verify their registration using the Voter Information tool from their desktop computer or visit m.cookcountyclerk.com from your smart phone or tablet.

Early voters must display valid government-issued photo identification before voting, such as a current driver’s license, state-issued ID or U.S. passport.

Voters who cast a ballot during Early Voting may not vote on Election Day or vote by mail.