Early Voting Starts Today in Chicago

Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890

It is the day that many have been waiting for – the first day of early voting in the city of Chicago. Whether it is to exercise a constitutional right as soon as possible, or to just attempt to put this election in the rear-view mirror, there are many advantages to early voting.

There are 51 locations in the 50 wards, and the Loop Super Site which will take residents from all 50 wards at 15 W Washington St.

Here are all of the specifics from ChicagoElections.com:

Early Voting is open NOW at 15 W. Washington Street at the new Loop Super Site: Monday through Saturday from 9 am-5 pm; Sundays from 10 am-4 pm

Any Chicago voter may use any site in the city for Early Voting & Registration through Nov. 7 — regardless of where in the city the voter lives.

Ballots cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. It is a felony to vote more than once — or to attempt to vote more than once — in the same election.

Voters don’t need a reason or excuse to use Early Voting & Registration before Election Day.  Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address, signature or if there are two voters with the same or similar names at the same address.

Registration services are available at all Early Voting sites. NOTE: Any voter who needs to register for the first time or file a change of address or a change of name needs to show two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.


Chicago Election Board – 15 W Washington St – New Loop Super Site with more than 100 touch screens* from ChicagoElections.com

Ward 1, Goldblatts Building, 1615 W Chicago (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 2, Near North Library, 310 W Division (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 3, Chicago Bee Library, 3647 S State (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 4, Dr. M.L. King Center, 4314 S Cottage Grove (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 5, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 6, Whitney Young Library, 7901 S M.L. King Jr. (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 7, Jeffery Manor Library, 2401 E 100th St. (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 8, Olive Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 9, Palmer Park, 201 E 111th St. (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 10, Vodak/East Side, 3710 E 106th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 11, District 9 Police, 3120 S Halsted (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 12, McKinley Park, 2210 W Pershing (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 13, West Lawn Park, 4233 W 65th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 14, Archer Heights Library, 5055 S Archer (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 15, Gage Park, 2411 W 55th St. (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 16, Lindblom Park, 6054 S Damen (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 17, Thurgood Marshall Library, 7506 S Racine (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 18, Wrightwood-Ashburn Library, 8530 S Kedzie (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 19, Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W 111th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 20, Coleman Library, 731 E 63rd St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 21, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S Halsted (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 22, Toman Library, 2708 S Pulaski (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 23, Clearing Library, 6423 W 63rd Pl (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 24, Douglass Library, 3353 W 13th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 25, Chinatown Library, 2100 S Wentworth (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 26, Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N Troy (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 27, Eckhart Park, 1330 W Chicago (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 28, W. Side Learning Center, 4624 W Madison (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 29, Amundsen Park, 6200 W Bloomingdale (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 30, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N Kilbourn (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 31, Portage Cragin Library, 5108 W Belmont (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 32, Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N Milwaukee (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 33, McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N California (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 34, West Pullman Library, 830 W 119th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 35, NEIU-El-Centro, 3390 N Avondale (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 36, West Belmont Library, 3104 N Narragansett (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 37, West Chicago Library, 4856 W Chicago (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 38, Hiawatha Park, 8029 W Forest Preserve (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 39, N. Park Village Adm. Bldg., 5801 N Pulaski (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 40, Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N Lincoln (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 41, Roden Library, 6083 N Northwest Hwy (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 42, Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N State (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 43, Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W Fullerton (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 44, Merlo Library, 644 W Belmont (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 45, District 16 Police, 5151 N Milwaukee (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 46, Truman College, 1145 W Wilson (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 47, Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 48, Edgewater Library, 6000 N Broadway (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 49, Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N Rogers (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 50, Warren Park, 6601 N Western (opens Oct. 24)

(*Chicago voters using Early Voting downtown are strongly encouraged to use the 15 W. Washington site with more than 100 touch screens. Very few touch screens will be available at 69 W. Washington.)