It's the last day to participate in early voting in Cook County before Tuesday's presidential primary.Cook County Clerk David Orr says that Thursday is also the deadline for his office to receive mail ballot applications.Nearly 12,700 suburban Cook County voters have requested mail ballots.
Illinois voters who've made up their minds ahead of the March 20th primary don't have to wait any longer, as early voting begins Monday across the state.Chicago voters have 51 locations to choose from for early voting, while suburban Cook County voters can pick from 43 locations.
Thursday is the final day to vote ahead of Chicago's city elections next Tuesday.Registered voters can cast ballots early at 51 locations around the city, including many libraries, city colleges and parks buildings.
Chicago residents who have not yet registered to vote have just a few hours left to do so if they want to help pick a new mayor.The traditional deadline for voter registration passed weeks ago, but what's called “grace period registration” continues through Tuesday.Chicagoans need to bri
Early voting in Chicago is expected to restart Friday morning at locations across the city. All but one of the polling sites have been shut down since the blizzard arrived. The 50 early voting sites in Chicago's neighborhoods - one in each ward - have been closed since Tuesday.
Bad weather on an election day can also have a bad effect on politics by keeping voters away from the polls. In theory, early voting, which in the race for Chicago mayor got underway earlier this week, can encourage turnout.