The Evanston City Clerk’s Office announces that early voting will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, Monday, Jan. 21, on the second floor of the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

All other government offices at the Civic Center will be closed that day.

Through Thursday Jan. 31, any voter in suburban Cook County can cast their ballots early at the Evanston Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and two Saturday mornings, Jan.19 and 26, from 9 a.m. to noon. Voters must provide a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, State ID or passport to vote.

On Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Feb. 1 through 4, voters may vote in-person absentee only at the Cook County Clerk’s office downtown at 69 West Washington and at the five suburban Courthouses.

Grace-period registration and voting is through Tuesday, Jan. 22, only at the Cook County Clerk’s main office. Citizens taking advantage of grace-period registration must show two pieces of ID to register and must vote absentee, either in person immediately after signing up to vote or receive an absentee ballot by mail. Grace-period registrants are not allowed to vote at the polls on election day or at any early voting site.

Polls for the Tuesday, Feb. 5, presidential primary election are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Evanston residents can find their polling places on the city website or by calling the city clerk’s office at 847-866-2925.

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