Early Voting for the Nov. 2, general election starts Tuesday, Oct. 12 and lasts through Oct. 28. “Suburban Cook County residents can cast a ballot at any of our 43 suburban Early Voting sites,” Clerk David Orr said. “You don’t need an excuse, but don’t forget to bring your government-issued photo ID.”

 Voters may cast their ballot at the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays – Saturdays, excepting Columbus Day. Click here for a full list of Early Voting sites and hours of operation.. 

State law requires early voters to display valid identification to an election official before receiving a ballot to vote early. Valid forms of ID include: a current driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another government-issued ID with a photograph. 

Voters in the general election will elect a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, comptroller, U.S. senator, representatives in Congress, state senators, and representatives in the General Assembly. Certain county offices — including county board president and commissioners — will also be elected. A complete candidate list, referenda questions and write-in candidates are available online.