Final early voting numbers in Wichita County

Elias Hubbard
March 6, 2018

Early voting was in full swing across the Chicago area on Monday, with dozens of polling places open for voters to cast ballots in the upcoming primary elections. Early voting sites will be open seven days a week at sites in each of Chicago's 50 wards and at 51 sites in suburban Cook County.

IL doesn't require that people give a reason to vote early, and same-day voter registration is available for those who haven't registered yet.

As of now, voters taking advantage of the IL primary's current early voting period can call a free hotline staffed by volunteer attorneys to file complaints or ask questions. To check your registration status, visit Illinois Voter Registration Lookup. "And they do not want to take a chance that something happens", said Cook County Clerk David Orr. "We have more than 32,000 people who have already applied to vote by mail".

Voters will choose the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor, attorney general and many other contested races, along with local races such as the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

IL has an open primary, meaning voters don't have to belong to a particular party or declare a formal affiliation to cast a ballot in either the Republican or Democratic contests.

During the last governor's race in 2014, approximately 16 percent of people voted early, and officials said there could be higher early turnout this year. "I'm still considering a couple of options trying to do my research and trying to spend some time who all is out there and what they stand for", said voter Nathan Matthew.

You will need to vote at your precinct that's listed on your voter card.

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