By Rosie Powers
Oak Park residents wanting to cast their vote early in this year's election only have a few days left to cast their vote, as the last day of early voting will be this Saturday, Nov. 3.
Any Cook County voter can vote early at Village Hall, 123 Madison St., as well as at any of the 44 polling stations throughout the county. Voting at the Village Hall is Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and voters do not need to provide a reason for casting their early ballot.
Registering to vote
For residents who may have not registered yet, the deadline for registration is this Friday, Nov. 2. Those interested in registering can go to the Office of the Cook County Clerk, fifth floor, 69 W. Washington St. in Chicago, or to a suburban courthouse. To register, voters must bring two forms of identification, one confirming a current address.
Wednesday Journal reported that 235 people in Oak Park came out to to vote on the first day of early voting on Oct. 22, along with 11,228 across Cook County, marking a significant increase in the amount of early voting since the last surge in 2008.
General voting information
If you need information about where to vote (in Cook County ) and who/what is on your particular ballot, you can find it at the Cook County Clerk's website: http://www.voterinfonet.com/Pages/Default.aspx You can find your own individual sample ballot and other information at the "Your Voter Information" button at the upper left corner of the website. For the always-challenging judicial ballot, you may find information from a variety of bar associations in one place at http://www.voteforjudges.org/evaluations.html.