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Want to vote early? Here’s where to cast your ballot in Chicago and the suburbs before June 28.

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Early voting began May 19 in many Illinois counties, with Chicago following on May 31. Suburban Cook County voters can begin casting their ballots on June 13.

Whether you travel for business, can’t get to the polls on Election Day or simply prefer to get your civic responsibility out of the way, voting early is an option.


Votes cast early aren’t counted until polls close on Election Day (June 28).

If you already are registered to vote and your address is correct, you do not need to bring your ID, though it’s not a bad idea to bring it in case your signature doesn’t match the one on file. Be sure to bring two forms of identification if you also plan to register on the same day you plan to vote or if you need to change your address or name. At least one of those IDs must list your current address.


If you decide to vote early in person but already received a mail-in ballot, bring that ballot with you when you go to vote in person to have the ballot that was mailed to you canceled.

Here’s a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction look at where and when residents may vote in advance of the primary election on June 28.

Locations and hours of operation are subject to change, so check with your local jurisdiction for latest information.

Early voting sites, by jurisdiction

Type your address into the search box below to find the closest drop box.

Sources: Tribune reporting; state and local election boards

Jurisdiction: Chicago Board of Election Commissioners

Jurisdiction: Cook County Clerk’s office

Jurisdiction: DuPage County Election Commission

Jurisdiction: Kane County Clerk

Jurisdiction: Lake County Clerk


Jurisdiction: McHenry County Clerk

Jurisdiction: Will County Clerk

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