Early Voting set to end Thursday

April 10, 2007
Press Release

Cook County Clerk David Orr reminded people on Tuesday that only two days remain for those who want to vote early for the April 17, 2007 Consolidated Election.

Early voting ends Thursday, April 12 at the 32 sites throughout suburban Cook County. Contests for the Consolidated Election are on the ballot in approximately 2,350 precincts.

Early voting sites will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday. Those choosing to vote early do not need to provide a reason or excuse.

However, in an effort to prevent vote fraud and double voting, state law requires early voters to display valid identification to an election official before receiving a ballot to vote early. Valid forms of ID include: a current driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another government-issued ID with a photograph.

Those who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day may vote absentee in person at one of the County Clerk's offices (the regional courthouse mini-centers or 69 W. Washington in downtown Chicago) from April 13 through April 16 . Voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday.

To see a list of early voting locations, visit this page of voterinfonet.com. This site also includes a virtual ballot and a polling place look-up function. For other information about the Clerk’s office and services, visit www.cookctyclerk.com.