Early voting ends Nov. 3

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By Rosie Powers

Digital Editor

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.

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Posted: November 4th, 2012 8:16 PM

I voted on Saturday and the line was long, but not unbearable. Overheard while waiting: "Who designed this building with the crazy slanted stairs?" "I think it was Frank Lloyd Wright." Educated crowd....


Posted: November 3rd, 2012 2:26 PM

Trying to vote right now. No organization and about an hour and a half wait. Good to know my tax dollars are hard at work.


Posted: November 2nd, 2012 12:40 PM

I tried to vote last Saturday. Went at 9:10AM. Huge line. It would have taken a hour waiting in line.

Courtney Greve from Oak Park  

Posted: November 1st, 2012 8:58 AM

All Early Voting locations for suburban Cook County voters are open today, tomorrow and Saturday from 9-5. If you are a registered suburban Cook County voter, you can vote at any of the sites: http://cookcountyclerk.com/elections/earlyvoting/Pages/EarlyVotingLocations.aspx If you live in Chicago, visit chicagoelections.com.

Anne from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: October 31st, 2012 3:07 PM

So what are the hours for early voting on Saturday? Only M-F hours are listed.

Bruce Samuels from Oak Park  

Posted: October 31st, 2012 2:59 PM

Suburban Cook County voters can vote at suburban locations, such as Oak Park's Village Hall, where 5,000 or so have voted so far. If you live in Chicago then you have a different system.

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