Early voting begins in the suburbs

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 3/18/2019 4:19 PM
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  • Marilynn Carso of Schaumburg was among the early voters Monday at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg. Cook County election authorities opened 51 early voting locations Monday, as voters head to the polls to decide races for mayor, village trustee, school board and other local government posts.

      Marilynn Carso of Schaumburg was among the early voters Monday at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg. Cook County election authorities opened 51 early voting locations Monday, as voters head to the polls to decide races for mayor, village trustee, school board and other local government posts. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comPat Biester of Schaumburg gets her "I Voted" sticker as early voting began Monday in suburban Cook County, including at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg.

    Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comPat Biester of Schaumburg gets her "I Voted" sticker as early voting began Monday in suburban Cook County, including at the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg.

  • Pat Biester of Schaumburg casts her ballot Monday as early voting for he April 2 election began at locations across the suburbs, including the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg. In Cook County alone, voters will decide races in 115 municipalities and 172 school districts.

      Pat Biester of Schaumburg casts her ballot Monday as early voting for he April 2 election began at locations across the suburbs, including the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg. In Cook County alone, voters will decide races in 115 municipalities and 172 school districts. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Matthew Saternus, candidate for District 211 Board of Education places a sign outside the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg as early voting began Monday in suburban Cook County.

      Matthew Saternus, candidate for District 211 Board of Education places a sign outside the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg as early voting began Monday in suburban Cook County. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Rocco Terranova, candidate for Schaumburg village trustee, left, shakes hands with Jim McMillan of Schaumburg outside the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg, as early voting began Monday in suburban Cook County.

      Rocco Terranova, candidate for Schaumburg village trustee, left, shakes hands with Jim McMillan of Schaumburg outside the Trickster Art Gallery in Schaumburg, as early voting began Monday in suburban Cook County. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Early voting got underway in the suburbs Monday, as residents headed to the polls to decide races for mayors, city councils and village, school, park and library boards.

In Cook County alone, voters will cast ballots in 115 municipalities and 172 school districts on and before Election Day April 2. In all, 2,037 candidates are seeking office in the county.

That includes in Schaumburg, where residents voted early at the Trickster Art Gallery to settle a three-way race to replace longtime Mayor Al Larson, who's stepping down after 32 years in office. Mayoral races also are taking place in Buffalo Grove, North Barrington, Prospect Heights and Rolling Meadows.

Voters in suburban Cook County can find a list of the early voting locations and hours at cookcountyclerk.com/EarlyVoting. The sites include 51 in the suburbs and the Cook County Clerk's downtown Chicago office.

Voters do not need a reason to cast their ballots early, nor do they need an identification. An ID can help a voter get through the check-in faster.

The full list of candidates, referendums and write-in candidates in suburban Cook can be found under the 2019 Elections section of cookcountyclerk.com.

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