Suburban Cook voters can cast their ballots early at Union Station
Want to vote early, but the long, daily commute that comes with the return to in-person work is making it impossible to find the time?
Cook County may have just the solution.
County Clerk Karen Yarbrough this week announced the opening of an early voting location for suburban residents at Chicago's Union Station.
It joins 50 locations in the suburbs where voters can cast their ballots seven days a week leading up to the June 28 primary. Voters can visit any of the locations to vote early, register to vote, or to drop off their mail ballot at a secure drop box.
For a list of those locations, visit tinyurl.com/mrxv94r2.
"My Elections team has been working diligently to deliver an election that is safe, secure, and one that offers voters the flexibility to choose a voting plan that works for them," Yarbrough said in an announcement of the Union Station polling site.
"If you are a suburban commuter who comes through Union Station on your trip to work, please take advantage of this convenient opportunity to cast your ballot."
Yarbrough also encouraged voters to visit the new "Trusted Source" webpage, which contains detailed FAQs to address voter concerns about allegations of election fraud, as well as questions about voter identification, the processing of ballots, and Mail Ballot Drop Boxes.
"Right now, one of the greatest threats to the integrity of our elections is the tremendous amount of misinformation circulating on websites and online sources, which has caused fear and confusion for some voters," she said.
The webpage is accessible through the Cook County Clerk's general website, cookcountyclerk.com/TrustedSource.
Early voting runs through June 27. The last day to apply for a mail ballot is June 23.