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For the March 20, 2012 Presidential primary election, early voting will take place from Feb. 27 to March 15 at the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Sundays.

Any registered voter may vote early; no excuses are necessary. Voters will need to fill out an application at the early voting site and present a valid photo identification.

Cook County Clerk David Orr urges voters to use the online Voter Information Tool to find registration status, precinct, polling location, voting districts and sample ballot.

Any registered suburban Cook County voter may also apply for a mail ballot. It is no longer necessary to provide a reason.

To obtain an application to vote by mail, registered suburban Cook County voters must apply for one before March 15 (the Clerk’s office suggests this be done several weeks before then), and mailed ballots must be postmarked no later than March 19 and received in the County Clerk’s office within 14 days after the election.

A list of additional early voting and details about how to apply and mail in a ballot are available at www.cookcountyclerk.com.