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Long Lines For Early Voting

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Today is the final day to vote early in Illinois. Elections officials in North Suburban Evanston have set up chairs to accommodate long lines of eager voters. Officials there say some voters have had to wait up to two hours to cast their ballots.

Evanston resident Janet Wilson showed up early this morning. She says it was her third attempt to vote early.

WILSON: Tuesday the line was around the corner and I was pressed for time and so I didn’t stay. I came yesterday at 8 o’clock and the line was almost to the main entrance. So I got up extra early this morning and there’s still a significant line. It’s impressive already.

About 8,000 ballots have been counted in Evanston since early voting started a few weeks ago. There have been about 200,000 early voters throughout suburban Cook County.

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