Early voting began this week

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Chicaogans can cast their votes for mayor and alderman before the Feb. 24 election.

West Siders who are registered to vote may go to any one of the 51 sites in the city to cast their ballots; and if you’re not registered, you can do so at one of these sites.

Early voting ends Saturday, Feb. 21.

Every site (see list below) will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

There five sites also will be open from 9 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15:

  • Election Board offices at 69 W. Washington St.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center
  • Mount Greenwood Park
  • West Side Learning Center and
  • Welles Park.

Voters don’t need a reason or excuse to use early voting, but they do need a government-issued photo ID. Chicago voters may use any early voting site in the city, regardless of where they live.

“Early voting means flexibility and convenience,” Election Board Chairman Langdon D. Neal said in a press release. “People may cast their ballots when and where they want. This way, there’s no need to worry about a scheduling conflict with work or daycare or bad weather.”

Voters who need to a file name or address change, or who need to register for the first time will need to present two forms of ID, at least one of which shows the voter’s current address. Voters who register or file a name or address change must be ready to vote during that same visit.

For more information, click here or call (312) 269-7900.

Here are the locations, with some of the West Side locations in bold:

1st Ward: Goldblatts Building, 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward: Access Living, 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward: Chicago Bee Library, 3647 S. State

4th Ward: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove

5th Ward: Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward: Whitney Young Library, 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward: Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward: Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward: Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward: Vodak/East Side Library, 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward: District 9 Police District, 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward: McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward: West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward: Archer Heights Library, 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward: Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.

16th Ward: Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward: Thurgood Marshall Library, 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward: Wrightwood-Ashburn Library, 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward: Mount Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward: Coleman Library, 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward: Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward: Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward: Clearing Library, 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward: Douglass Library, 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward: Chinatown Library, 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward: Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward: Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward: West Side Learning Center, 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward: Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward: Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward: Portage Cragin Library, 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward: Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward: Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose

34th Ward: West Pullman Library, 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward: Independence Library, 3548 W. Irving Park

36th Ward: West Belmont Library, 3104 N. Narragansett

37th Ward: West Chicago Library, 4856 W. Chicago

38th Ward: Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve

39th Ward: N. Park Village Admin Bldg, 5801 N. Pulaski

40th Ward: Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln

41st Ward: Roden Library, 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.

42nd Ward: Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State

43rd Ward: Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W. Fullerton

44th Ward: Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont

45th Ward: District 16 Police District, 5151 N. Milwaukee

46th Ward: Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson

48th Ward: Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

49th Ward: Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N. Rogers

50th Ward: Warren Park, 6601 N. Western

Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington (lower level conference room)

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