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Early Voting Opens In Illinois Today

By Chuck Sudo in News on Oct 11, 2010 6:00PM

2010_08_vote.jpg Early voting opened across Illinois today, although you may be hard pressed to find an open station in Cook County with this being Columbus Day and all. In Chicago, early voting stations are open right now at the city elections board office at 69 W. Washington St., the 22nd District Police headquarters at 1900 W. Monterey and at Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside. The polling stations will be open until 5 p.m. today.

The Tribune's Clout Street blog notes that, since early voting began in Illinois four years ago, it's picked up in numbers. 23.5 percent of Chicago voters who elected President Obama were early voters. From now through Oct. 28 voters can cast a ballot, without an excuse and with a valid government ID, for the Nov. 2 general election. [Clout Street]