Voters don’t have to wait until Nov. 2nd

October 11, 2010
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Early voting begins today, Columbus Day, at these three Chicago locations:

*Chicago Board of Elections, at 69 W.  Washington St. (lower level conference room), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Starting Oct. 12, this site will be all all weekdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, from9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

*The 22nd District Chicago Police Department building, 1900 W. Monterey Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All other Chicago early voting sites will open Tuesday, Oct. 12 (see list below).

Chicago residents who want to cast their votes before election day (Nov. 2) may visit any of the 54 sites, regardless of where they live. Early voting ends Thursday, Oct. 28.

Voters don’t need a reason or excuse to vote early, but they must present a government-issued photo identification. After casting an early ballot, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason, as ballots cast in early voting are final.

Here are the sites in each of the city’s 50 wards:

1st Ward – Goldblatts Building, 1615 W. Chicago Ave. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2nd Ward – Mabel Manning Library, 6 S. Hoyne Ave. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3rd Ward – Chicago Bee Library, 3647 S.  State St. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4th Ward – M L King Community Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

5th Ward – Jackson Park, 6401 S.  Stony Island Ave. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

6th Ward – Whitney Young Library, 7901 S. M.L. King Jr. Dr. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7th Ward – Jeffery Manor Library, 2401 E. 100th St. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

8th Ward – Olive Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9th Ward – Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

10th Ward – Vodak/East Side Library, 3710 E. 106th St. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11th Ward – McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

12th Ward – Back of the Yards Library, 4650 S. Damen Ave. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

13th Ward – West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

14th Ward – Archer Heights Library, 5055 S. Archer Ave. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

15th Ward – Lindbloom Park, 6054 S. Damen Ave. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

16th Ward – Sherman Park, 1301 W. 52nd St.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

17th Ward – Thurgood Marshall Library, 7506 S. Racine Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

18th Ward – Wrightwood-Ashburn Library, 8530 S. Kedzie Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

19th Ward – 22nd Police District, 1900 W. Monterey Ave. – Opens Mon., Oct.  11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., then weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

20th Ward – Coleman Library, 731 E. 63rd St.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

21st Ward – Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted St.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

22nd Ward – Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

23rd Ward – Clearing Library, 6423 W. 63rd Pl. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

24th Ward – Douglass Library, 3353 W. 13th St.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

25th Ward – Chinatown Library, 2353 S. Wentworth Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

26th Ward – Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy St.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

27th Ward – Eckhart Park, 1330 W. Chicago Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

28th Ward – West Side Learning Center, 4624 W. Madison St.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

29th Ward – Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

30th Ward – Portage Cragin Library, 5108 W. Belmont Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

31st Ward – Blackhawk Park, 2318 N. Lavergne Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

32nd Ward – Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

33rd Ward – Independence Library, 3548 W. Irving Park Rd.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

34th Ward – West Pullman Library, 830 W. 119th St.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

35th Ward – Logan Square Library, 3030 W. Fullerton Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

36th Ward – Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

37th Ward – West Chicago Library, 4856 W. Chicago Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

38th Ward – Wright College – Science Bldg, 4300 N. Narragansett Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

39th Ward – N. Park Village Admin Bldg., 5801 N. Pulaski Ave. – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

40th Ward – Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

41st Ward – Roden Library, 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

42nd Ward – Access Living, 115 W. Chicago Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

43rd Ward – Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

44th Ward – Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

45th Ward – Edgebrook Library, 5331 W. Devon Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

46th Ward – Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

47th Ward – Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.  – Opens Mon., Oct.  11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., then weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

48th Ward – Edgewater Library 1210 W. Elmdale Ave.- Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

49th Ward – Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers Ave.- Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

50th Ward – Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.  – Weekdays starting Oct. 12 and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Voters can also cast their ballots starting Oct. 12 at these locations:

*University of Illinois at Chicago, 750 S. Halsted in the Student Center East (lower level) – Weekdays only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Chicago State University, 9501 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in the Cordell Reed Student Union Bldg, 2nd Floor Cyber Café – Weekdays only from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. in Building B, Room 153 – Weekdays only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit the Chicago Board of Election’s web site or call 312-269-7900 or 312-269-0027 (hearing impaired).

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