Monday is the start of early voting in Illinois--no reason or excuse needed, just come on in and vote.
To find out locations across Illinois for early voting click here
Cook County Clerk information for suburban voters is here.
Chicago Board of Elections information about early vote locations is here
For today only, city voters can go to:
On Monday, October 11, Columbus Day, Early Voting will be offered only at these three locations:
-- 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level, 9 am - 5 pm
-- 22nd District Police, 1900 W. Monterey, 9 am - 5 pm
-- Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside, 9 am - 5 pm
From the Illinois State Board of Elections:
WHEN CAN PEOPLE VOTE?
The 2010 general election will be held on
November 2, but any registered voter can
request an absentee ballot in person at the
office of their election authority beginning
However, not every election office in every
county has the ballots printed and ready
for distribution precisely on the date stated
by law - 40 days before the election.
Locations designated as permanent Early
Voting Centers across the state will be
open from Monday, October 11 (Columbus
Day) through Thursday, October 28. They
also will be open on the weekends of
October 16-17 and October 23-24.
Early Voting locations designated as
temporary will be open October 12-28.