CHICAGO — Early voting has expanded across the city of Chicago with only two weeks to Election day.

All 50 of the city’s wards now have one early voting site for residents to cast an in-person ballot. Locations of all early voting sites can be found here. They are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All 50 sites will be open until Election Day as early voting sites, and then on Election Day as official voting sites. What’s more, any Chicagoan can use any of the early voting sites to cast their ballots, not just the one in their home ward.

For residents who are interested in voting but have not yet registered, the director of public information for the Chicago Board of Elections, Max Bever, said online registration has closed however all voting sites in Chicago also allow same day registration. To take advantage qualified voters need to have two forms of identification with one stating their current address.

Bever also provided an update on the current vote totals along with some other election statistics:

  • Nearly 4,000 in-person early votes have been cast already
  • Approximately 200,000 applications for vote-by-mail have been received – the highest number ever for a city municipal election
  • About 38,000 mail-in-ballots have already been received by the election commission
  • Currently 1.58 million residents are registered to vote in the Feb. 28 election
  • Historical voter turnout for this type of election is around 36% however Bever believes it may exceed 40% this year
  • The board is still looking for 1,500 election judges so they have enough extra to cover no-shows and last-minute resignations
  • New election judges can make up to $230 while returning judges can make up to $255

Election judges do not have to be residents of Chicago, however they must reside in Cook County. Those interested can visit the Chicago Poll Worker webpage.

Though an April 4 run-off election is only necessary should a race see no candidate get more than 50% of the vote, Bever said the board is still preparing for the possibility.