Early Voting starts Monday for Feb. 24 Primary Election

January 29, 2009
Press Release

Suburban Cook County voters eligible to vote in the Feb. 24 Primary can participate in Early Voting beginning Monday, Feb. 2, Clerk David Orr reminded voters today.

Early Voting will run from Monday, Feb. 2 through Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Clerk’s downtown office and five suburban sites. Contests are on the ballot in 273 precincts in Schaumburg Township and five municipalities—Berwyn, Calumet City, Cicero, Dolton, Elgin.

“Many voters were introduced to the convenience of Early Voting during the unprecedented turnout for the November presidential election,” Orr said. “This primary may be smaller, but we still want to make it as easy as possible for people to vote.”

The six Early Voting sites are:

  • Berwyn City Hall, 6700 W. 26th St., Berwyn, 708.788.2660
  • Calumet City Cultural Center, 760 Wentworth Ave., Calumet City, 708.868.2814
  • Cicero PSO Building, 5410 W. 34th St., Cicero, 708.656.5801
  • Cicero Town Hall, 4949 W. Cermak Road, Cicero, 708.656.3000
  • Schaumburg Public Library, 130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, 847.923.3200
  • *Cook County Clerk’s Office, 69 W. Washington, Chicago, 312.603.0905

The hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. *Only the Clerk’s office will have Sunday hours from 9 a.m. to noon.

Those choosing to vote early do not need to provide a reason or excuse. Early voters are required to display valid identification before voting, such as a current driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another government-issued photo ID.