Illinois Primary voting information for Chicago, Cook County residents

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CHICAGO — Monday is the final day for early voting.

Officials at the Chicago Board of Elections say early voting numbers are setting new records and the ballots are still coming in.

In suburban Cook County, 92,000 early ballots have been cast so far, compared to 34,000 four years ago.

In Chicago, 86,000 people took advantage of early voting, compared to 36,000 in 2014.

Election officials say the majority of ballots are for democratic races, but that does not predict overall voter turnout.

Polling sites will be open Monday for early voting until 5 p.m., with a handful of sites open until 7 p.m.

Polls open Tuesday at 6 a.m. until 7 p.m.


  • Voters can check their registration status, precinct, polling place and sample ballot at the Clerk’s website,
  • Maps which show where voters cast specific party ballots throughout Cook County, as well as other election data from the past four elections, can be found in the Map Room section of the Clerk’s website.
  • The Cook County Clerk’s office offers the following Election Day hotlines:
    • English: 312.603.0906=
    • Spanish: 312.603.6767
    • Chinese: 312:603.6769
    • Hindi: 312.603.6743
    • Polish: 312.603.6770
    • TDD: 312.603.0902
    • Voters with disabilities: 312.603.0929
    • Legal hotline to report fraud and irregularities: 312.603.0236
  • Curbside Voting, by law, is provided when voters file a request for assistance in cases where they are unable to gain access to their polling places because of structural features of the building. Every effort is made to use buildings that are fully accessible. However, some centralized voting sites are not fully accessible, and in other cases, owners of accessible buildings have not allowed their buildings to be used as polling places. If you need curbside voting, go to your polling place, and ask someone to tell the election judge on your behalf.
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