Early voting starts in Chicago

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Chicago, IL –  Early voting  is expanding Monday across the Chicago area and suburbs and runs up until November 7, the day before the election.

Voters can cast ballots for president, U.S. Senate, House seats and other statewide offices.

The City of Chicago is making it easy for voters to access polling places.

Voters aren’t restricted to casting a ballot in the precinct they are registered at.  Early voting can be done at any election site in the city.

Here’s a full list of locations in Chicago.

There are also dozens of places to vote early in the suburbs.

This is the third Presidential cycle with early voting.

It’s become increasingly popular as voters take advantage of the flexibility early voting affords.   In recent years, candidates running for office have also embraced it, urging supporters to go to the polls ahead of time rather than wait until the November 8th election day.

The Chicago Board of Elections says thousands of people have already taken advantage of early voting.

Early voting was made even earlier under a new state law.

People can still register or update their registration during the early voting period at polling sites.