Early voting for the February 28 Consolidated Primary Election will take place Monday, February 13 through Monday, February 27, 2017.

Local Primary Election races include Evanston Mayor and 5th Ward Alderman.

Community members can cast their ballots Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center, Room G-300 (Ground Floor), 2100 Ridge Ave., in Evanston. There will be no early voting at the Civic Center on Sundays.

On Primary Election Day, Tuesday, February 28, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., residents should go to their registered polling location to vote.

A government-issued photo ID is not required to early vote, but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address or signature.

Please note: Residents can register to vote at all early voting sites. Visit the Cook County Clerk’s website for a complete list of locations. To register, voters must be:

  1. A U.S. citizen
  2. At least 18 years old by the general election
  3. A resident of their precinct at least 30 days prior to Election Day

Any voter registering for the first time or filing an address change or name change must present two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.

  • Illinois driver’s license
  • Illinois state ID
  • Employee or student ID
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Utility bill in applicant’s name
  • Mail postmarked to the applicant
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Public aid ID card
  • Lease or rental contract

The 2017 Consolidated General Election will take place on Tuesday, April 4. Early voting information will be posted on the Evanston City Clerk’s webpage, cityofevanston.org/government/city-clerk, in early March, after the conclusion of the Primary Election.

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.