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Cook County Clerk David Orr has announced the hours and locations for early voting, grace period registration and voting, and election day registration and voting for the Nov. 4, 2014 Gubernatorial Election.
The Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., is an early voting location.
On Nov. 4, election day registration will be offered at 18 sites for suburban voters who are registering for the first time or who need to update their registration. (See map, chart)
Each of these – Early Voting, Grace Period Registration and Voting, and Election Day Registration – have their own unique pages on cookcountyclerk.com.
“This represents a grand expansion of opportunities to register and vote before and on Election Day,” Mr. Orr said.
“In too many parts of the country, access to the polls has become more restricted, early voting has been cut, and there is no Election Day registration,” Mr. Orr said. “But fortunately that is not the case here in Illinois.”
Thanks to a new law sponsored by State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (D-Chicago) and State Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) and signed this summer by Gov. Pat Quinn, early voting hours were extended, early voting ID requirements were removed, and election day registration was enacted for the Nov. 4 Gubernatorial election.
Among changes impacting suburban Cook County voters:
* Early Voting is extended one day – but don’t wait to vote until that final Sunday, Nov. 2. Sunday locations are limited.
* Grace Period Registration and Voting will be offered at each one of the 43 Early Voting sites – an initiative spearheaded by Clerk Orr though not mandated.
* Election Day Registration and Voting will be offered at 17 suburban locations, as well as at the County Clerk’s downtown Chicago office.
Voters can review a list of candidates and referenda, see their sample ballot, find their polling place, and check their voter registration status at the Voter Information page of the clerk’s website. The voter information page has also been tailored for mobile devices, and can be used (and bookmarked) on smartphones and tablets via m.cookcountyclerk.com – no app or other download is necessary.
Following is a list of Early Voting locations.
(Locations with an asterisk* are where Election Day Registration and Voting will also be held.)
Alsip Village Hall – 4500 W. 123rd St., Alsip
Arlington Heights Village Hall – 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights*
Barrington Hills Village Hall (NEW) – 112 Algonquin Rd., Barrington Hills
Bellwood Village Hall – 3200 Washington Blvd., Bellwood
Berwyn City Hall – 6700 W. 26th St., Berwyn
Bridgeview Courthouse – 10220 S. 76th Ave., Room 238, Bridgeview
Calumet City Public Library – 660 S. Manistee Ave., Calumet City*
Calumet Township Community Center – 12633 S. Ashland Ave., Calumet Park
Centennial Park – 2300 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette
Cicero Community Center – 2250 S. 49th Ave., Cicero*
Cicero PSO Building – 5410 W. 34th St., Cicero*
County Clerk’s Main Office – 69 W. Washington, Pedway & 5th Floor, Chicago*
Des Plaines City Hall – 1420 Miner St., Des Plaines*
Elk Grove Village Hall – 901 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove Village
Elmwood Park Village Hall – 11 W. Conti Pkwy., Elmwood Park
Evanston Civic Center – 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston*
Faith Family Future Center – 16931 S. South Park Ave., South Holland
Glenview Village Hall – 1225 Waukegan Rd., Glenview
Hodgkins Village Hall – 8990 Lyons St., Hodgkins*
Hoffman Estates Village Hall – 1900 Hassell Rd., Hoffman Estates*
Lemont Library District – 50 E. Wend St., Lemont
Lynwood Senior Youth Center – 21490 Lincoln Highway, Lynwood*
Markham Courthouse – 16501 S. Kedzie Ave., Room 238 Markham
Maywood Courthouse – Whitcomb Building, 1311 Maybrook, Room 104, Maywood
Melrose Park Village Hall – 1000 N. 25th Ave., Melrose Park*
Niles Village Hall – 1000 Civic Center Dr., Niles
Norridge Village Hall – 4000 N. Olcott Ave., Norridge
Northbrook Village Hall – 1225 Cedar Lane, Northbrook*
Oak Forest City Hall – 15440 S. Central Ave., Oak Forest*
Oak Lawn Village Hall – 9446 S. Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn*
Oak Park Village Hall – 123 Madison St., Oak Park*
Oakwood Recreation Center (NEW) – 4450 Oakwood Lane, Matteson*
Orland Township Hall – 14807 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park*
Palatine Township Hall (NEW) – 721 S. Quentin Rd., Palatine
Palos Heights Admin Building – 7607 W. College Dr., Palos Heights
Park Forest Village Hall – 350 Victory Blvd., Park Forest
Park Ridge City Hall – 505 Butler Place, Park Ridge
Rolling Meadows Courthouse – 2121 Euclid Ave., Room 238, Rolling Meadows
Schaumburg Public Library – 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg*
Skokie Courthouse – 5600 W. Old Orchard Rd., Room 149, Skokie
Skokie Village Hall – 5127 Oakton St., Skokie
Stickney-Forest View Public Library – 6800 W. 43rd St., Stickney
Streamwood Village Hall – 301 E. Irving Park Rd., Streamwood