Sept. 23 is the first day to apply for absentee ballots for the Nov. 2 General Election. Applications will be available for downloading at the Cook County Clerk’s website,, for mail receipt by calling 312- 603-0946 to request that a application be mailed or for pickup at any of the Clerk’s six office locations, including Room 149 at the Skokie Court House, 5600 Old Orchard Road.
Early voting will be available 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 12-28, Saturdays included, at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.
Any registered suburban Cook County voter may apply for an absentee ballot. It is no longer necessary to provide a reason. Registered voters can cast absentee ballots by mail or in person before Election Day. More information on the 2010 Elections at the Cook County Clerk’s website.