Early voting in Cook County breaks records

CHICAGO -    Over 600,000 people have voted in Chicago and the Cook County suburbs over the last two weeks.  That’s a record.  In fact, this election seems to be breaking all kinds of records.

Early voting this year has surpassed the last two presidential elections.  Voting by mail is up 88.5%.  With extended early voting and longer hours, the lines have been long around the city.

Lines are expected to be long tomorrow as well.

On this eve of one of the most contentious presidential races ever, election officials are urging voters to keep their comments to themselves, campaigning ends today.

500 more investigators will be roaming Cook County to make sure things go smoothly tomorrow.  Early voting in the city ends at 7 p.m. tonight and 5 p.m. in suburban Cook County.