Oak Park Village Hall, 123 Madison St., is serving as an early voting site for the 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election. Early voting opens June 13 and lasts until June 27, providing any suburban Cook County resident the opportunity to cast an in-person ballot before Election Day on Tuesday, June 28.

 No village-level races are on the ballot in this election, but there are plenty of other posts up for election on a federal, state and county levels, including for U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress; Illinois governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and comptroller; Senate and House seats in the Illinois General Assembly; Cook County Board president, commissioners, sheriff, treasurer, assessor and Board of Review; and a slew of state and county judicial races.

Like most early voting sites across suburban Cook County, Oak Park Village Hall will be open to early voters Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Government IDs are not required of early voters but can help clear up any potential confusion over the voter’s signature. Those who choose to vote early need not provide their reasoning for choosing to do so.

Each early voting site, as well as Election Day polling places, will now be equipped with electronic voter check-in devices, as Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough announced last week during a press conference in Cicero.

The system uses an iPad where voters can check in without polling place workers having to thumb through large paper poll books. Each device can pull up a voter’s registration, verify signatures and ensure they are given the proper ballot.

Voter registration is available at every early voting site. Two forms of ID must be presented if registering to vote for the first time or filing a change of address. A list of the acceptable forms of ID can be found on the Cook County Clerk’s website at tinyurl.com/2y96yedu.

As poll workers need to be able to offer the correct ballot to all who are registered to vote anywhere in suburban Cook County, early voting takes place in person and on electronic touchscreens. Once cast, ballots will be securely stored until votes are counted after polls close on election night.

In addition to Oak Park Village Hall, other early voting sites nearby include:

  • Cicero Community Center, 2250 S. 49th Ave., Cicero
  • Cicero PSO Building, 5410 W. 34th St., Cicero
  • Hodgkins Village Hall, 8990 Lyons St., Hodgkins
  • Lyons Village Hall, 4200 S. Lawndale Ave., Lyons
  • Maywood Courthouse (Whitcomb Building), Room 104, 1311 Maybrook Square, Maywood
  • Stickney-Forest View Library, 6800 W. 43rd St., Stickney

Any registered voter in suburban Cook County can also vote by mail. More information on voting by mail either for a single election or permanently can be found at cookcountyclerkil.gov/elections/ways-to-vote/vote-by-mail.

Poll workers are needed for Election Day. Election judges receive $200 in compensation for Election Day. Polling place technicians get paid $365.

Those interested in serving as an election judge or polling place technician can apply online at cookcountyclerk.com/work.

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