Let the Early Voting Begin

Early voting is now in effect for the 2012 Presidential Election from Oct. 22 through Nov. 3. Grace period voter registration is also now in effect.

If you’re going to be out of town or can’t handle the pressure of voting on election day—Nov. 6—early voting is now in effect for Cook County voters.

Early voting will take place form Oct. 22 through Nov. 3. Voters do not need to give a reason why they cannot make it to the polls on Election Day. They only need to fill out an application at the early voting site.

State laws require early voters to provide a valid photo ID to an election official before receiving a ballot to vote early. Valid forms of ID include a current driver’s license, a driver’s license of state ID, university/college ID or another government-issued ID with a photo, such as a passport.

Voters may vote anywhere in Cook County where early voting is available. Early voting is on touch screens that store every ballot-style in the county.

Ballots will remain secret and are securely stored.

The names of the early voters are available to the public and are updated each day during Early Voting.

Voters that participate in early voting must vote in person.

For more information about early voting, call 312-603-0900.

Early voting in the south suburbs is available at these locations:

Alsip Village Hall

4500 W. 123rd St.
Alsip, IL 60803

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Oak Lawn Village Hall

9446 S. Raymond Ave.,Oak Lawn

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bridgeview Courthouse

10220 S. 76th Ave.
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Orland Township Hall NEW

14807 Ravinia Ave.
Orland Park

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Palos Heights Administration Building

7607 W. College Dr.
Palos Heights

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


For a complete list of early voting locations, visit Cook County Clerk David Orr’s website.

Source: Cook County Clerk David Orr's Office

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