Monday, March 2, 2020

Early Voting Opens Today

Today's the first day to vote early in the national/local primary election of March 17th.

You will have the chance to vote for Presidential nominee of your declared party, as well as U.S. Senator and House representative; Illinois Senator and House representative; Cook County offices; and judges.
  • If you want to check out who's on the ballot before voting, you can go to the League of Women Voters Illinois page here or Ballotpedia here. Both give you information on the candidates/judges and the option to save your choices to bring into the voting booth with you.  You can also check out, which gives the recommendations of up to 12 bar associations for each judge in an easy-to-read graphical format.
You can vote at any early voting location around the city, including downtown. You do not have to vote in your ward.  (On March 17th, Election Day, you must vote at your assigned polling place.)

Early voting sites closest to Uptown are Truman College (1145 West Wilson), Welles Park (2333 West Sunnyside), the 19th District Police Station (850 West Addison), and the Edgewater Library (6000 North Broadway). A complete list of all early voting sites is here.

Early voting hours are:
  • Monday, March 2 through Saturday, March 7: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday, March 8: 10am-4pm
  • Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13: 9am-7pm 
  • Saturday, March 14: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday, March 15: 10am-4pm
  • Monday, March 16: 9am-5pm (six sites, including Welles Park, are open until 7pm)
If you're not registered to vote, but want to vote, bring two forms of ID to the polling place and you can register and vote immediately.

Get out there and do your patriotic thing!

(graphic courtesy of

1 comment:

  1. I voted, but as usual, I didn't know not one judge on the ballot. I think I skipped voting all except one. I was surprised that they were listed as "non-partisan". But come the general election, they will all be listed as "democratic."