Early voting for the April 6 Consolidated General Election starts Monday, March 22, in Room G-300 of the Civic Center.

The election includes races for city clerk, alderman, and local school boards.

Early voting hours are:

Monday through Friday
March 22-26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
March 29- April 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
April 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 5 , 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

March 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
April 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A government-issued photo ID is not required to early vote, but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address or signature.

Register and vote

Residents can register to vote at the early voting site. To register, you must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years old by election day and a resident of the precinct at least 30 days before election day.

Voters registering for the first time or filing an address change or name change must present two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.

Acceptable forms of ID include an Illinois driver’s license or state ID, an employee or student ID, a credit card, a Social Security card, a birth certificate, a utility bill in the voter’s name, mail postmarked to the applicant, a valid U.S. passport, a public aid ID card and a lease or rental contract

Vote By Mail
Residents can apply to vote by mail online or by calling the Cook County Clerk’s Office at 312-603-5656.

Once an application is received and registration verified, a paper ballot will be sent to the address designated on the application. Those who applied online for a mail-in ballot for the Primary Election in February will automatically received a ballot for the General Election in April. Those who applied by paper application must re-apply.

Mail-in ballots should be mailed or delivered to the Cook County Clerk’s Office by April 6. The last day to request a mail ballot is Thursday, April 1.

Election Day Voting
On Primary Election Day, Tuesday, April 6, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., residents should go to their registered polling location to vote.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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