Early voting to expand Monday: Here's where you can cast your ballot
The number of locations to cast your vote in advance of the April 6 consolidated election is set to expand greatly across the suburbs on Monday.
Voters will be able to use paper ballots or touch screens to make their selections in municipal, school district and other races. So far only Lake and Kane County officials have said they will offer vote by mail drop boxes at early voting sites.
Officials from other counties may be waiting for direction from state lawmakers. On Thursday, the Illinois House approved a plan that ensures election officials can legally maintain postage-free collection sites for voters to return their mail ballots.
Lake County Clerk Robin O'Connor said even though that legislation has not been signed by the governor into law, she consulted with legal counsel and she decided to offer the secure vote-by-mail ballot dropoff anyway. Her office announced it would be offering the drop boxes Friday afternoon.
"I felt after looking at the numbers I needed to do this," O'Connor said, referring to more than 12,000 Lake County voters who have asked for a mail-in ballot. "We'll see if the legislation opens it up more."
Check out a list below for early polling places.
• Arlington Heights Village Hall, 33 S. Arlington Heights Road
• Barrington Hills Village Hall, 112 Algonquin Road
• Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.
• Elk Grove Village Hall, 901 Wellington Ave.
• Glenview Village Hall, 2500 E. Lake Ave.
• Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road
• Mount Prospect Village Hall, 50 S. Emerson St.
• Northbrook Village Hall, 1225 Cedar Lane
• Palatine, 150 W. Wilson St.
• Park Ridge City Hall, 505 Butler Place
• Rolling Meadows Courthouse, Room 238, 2121 Euclid Ave.
• Schaumburg's Trickster Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle Road
• Streamwood Village Hall, rear garage, 351 E. Irving Park Road
• Wheeling's Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road.
Each early voting site in Lake County serves all Lake County voters. No ID is required for voters correctly registered with current name and address. Your identity is verified by matching your application signature with the signature on your voter registration record. Grace registration is available for eligible unregistered residents at any early voting site.
Hours and dates vary at the different locations. Some sites offer extended weekend and evening hours. Visit www.lakecountyil.gov.
Regular hoursEarly voting sites with regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, March 22 to April 3.
• Antioch Township office, 1625 Deep Lake Road, Lake Villa; (847) 395-3378
• Avon Township, 433 E. Washington St., Round Lake Park; (847) 546-1446
• Deerspring Pool facility, 200 Deerfield Road, Deerfield; (847) 812-6271
• Ela Township office, 1155 E. Route 22, Lake Zurich; (847) 438-7823
• Fremont Township office, 22385 W. Route 60, Mundelein; (847) 223-2847
• Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. W, Highland Park; (847) 213-5015
• Lake Barrington Village Hall, 23860 N. Old Barrington Road, Lake Barrington; (847) 381-6010
• Lake County Central Permit Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville; (847) 377-2410
• Lake Forest City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath Road, Lake Forest; (847) 810-3674
• Wauconda Township office, 505 Bonner Road, Wauconda; (847) 526-2631
• William E. Peterson Park, 16652 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Prairie View; (847) 634-4600
• Zion City Hall, 2828 Sheridan Road, Zion; (847) 746-4012
Extended hoursFour early voting sites also will offer extended evening hours until 7 p.m. weekdays, March 29-April 5. Weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 3-4. The sites are:
• Gurnee Village Hall, 325 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee; (847) 599-7500
• Jane Addams Center/Bowen Park, 95 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan; (847) 360-4700
• Lake County Main Courthouse lobby, 18 N. County St., Waukegan; (847) 377-2410
• North Chicago City Hall, 1850 Lewis Ave., North Chicago; (847) 596-8681
The Kane County clerk's office has seven permanent early voting and grace period registration sites. A complete list of all early voting sites and hours is available at www.kanecountyclerk.org/Elections/Pages/Early-Voting.aspx.
Three permanent sites• Kane County clerk's main office at 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B in Geneva
• Kane County clerk's satellite office, 5 E. Downer Place in Aurora
• Kane County Branch Court Conference Center, 530 S. Randall Road in St. Charles.
Hours at above three sites
• 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, March 22 to April 5
• Extended until 7 p.m. March 29-April 2.
• 9 a.m. to noon Sat., March 27
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, March 28 and April 4
• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 3.
4 more permanent sites• Carpentersville Fire Station No. 93, 5000 Sleepy Hollow Road
• Elgin Township office, 729 S. McLean Blvd., Elgin
• Vaughn Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail in Aurora
• Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin
Hours at above four sites
• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, , March 22 to April 4
• With extended evening hours until 7 p.m. March 29-April 2.
• 9 a.m. to noon Sat., March 27
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 28, but noon to 4 at Gail Borden site.
• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 3
• 9 a.m. to noon Sat., March 27
• 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3, but Gail Borden site opens at 9.
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 4.
• Then 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 5, final day of early voting.
Eight alternative sitesEight alternative early voting sites are available throughout the county, with varying hours.
• Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave.
• Campton Community Center, 5N082 Old La Fox Road in Campton Hills
• Del Webb Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd. in Huntley
• Elgin City Hall, 150 Dexter Court
• Hampshire Township, 170 Mill Ave.
• Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive
• Town & Country Public Library, 320 E. North St. in Elburn
• West Dundee Village Hall, 102 S. Second St.
Kane County Vote MobilesThe Kane County Vote Mobiles will be traveling around the county. It will be parked in the Jewel-Osco parking lots from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as follows:
• March 22-23 in Batavia
• March 22-24 on Galena Boulevard in Aurora
• March 24 on Kirk Road in St. Charles
• March 25 in Huntley
• March 26 in Elburn
• March 29 on Larkin Avenue in Elgin
• March 30-31 in West Dundee
It also will make these stops:
• March 25-26 at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora
• March 29-30 at Phillips Park Stover Center, 1000 Ray Moses Drive in Aurora
• March 31 at the North Aurora Police Department, 200 S. Lincolnway.
All ballot styles for McHenry County are available at all early voting centers; voters may choose the site most convenient for them. Voters who have requested a vote-by-mail ballot but choose to vote in person may go to the polls and surrender the vote-by-mail ballot. Visit www.mchenrycountyil.gov.
Five sites with longer hours• McHenry County Administration Building, 667 Ware Road in Woodstock
• McHenry Township office, 3703 N. Richmond Road in Johnsburg
• Nunda Township office, 3510 Bay Road in Crystal Lake
• McHenry City Hall, 333 S. Green St.
• Lake in the Hills Village Hall, 600 Harvest Gate.
Hours at above five locations:
• 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, March 22-April 5
• With extended evening hours until 7 p.m. March 29-April 5.
• 9 a.m. to noon Sat., March 27
• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 3-4.
Five more sites• Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill St. in Huntley
• Cary Area Public Library, 1606 Three Oaks Road in Cary
• Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive in Algonquin
• Dunham Township office, 107 Airport Road in Harvard
• Marengo City Hall, 132 E. Prairie St.
In-person early voting with paper ballots is available only at:
• DuPage County Fairgrounds site, 2015 Manchester Road, Building 5 in Wheaton.
• Hours are: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, March 22 to April 5; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 27 to April 4.
In-person early voting with touch-screen voting is available March 22 to April 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays at these temporary locations:
• Bartlett Community Center, program room 5, 700 S. Bartlett Road, Bartlett
• College of DuPage Institutional Resource Center, Room 1020, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn
• The Courtyard Banquets main dining hall, 3S200 Route 59, Warrenville
• Downers Grove Village Hall committee room, 801 Burlington Ave., Downers Grove
• Elmhurst City Hall city council chambers, 209 N. York Road, Elmhurst
• Kings Hall Banquets private suite, 1000 Rohlwing Road, Unit 40, Lombard
• Oak Brook Village Hall west wing training room, 1200 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook
• Safety Village main room, 7400 Cass Ave, Darien
The following permanent early voting locations are open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 22 to April 5:
• Addison Township office gym, 401 N. Addison Road, Addison
• DuPage County Fairgrounds, Building 5, 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton
• Fox Valley Mall, 195 Fox Valley Center Drive, next to Main Entrance No. 2, Aurora
• Islamic Center of Naperville east wing meeting room, 25W530 75th St., Naperville
• Naperville Municipal Center meeting rooms A & B, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville
• Stratford Square Mall, 152 Stratford Square, South Entrance 3, Bloomingdale
• Yorktown Shopping Center, The Shops At Yorktown No. 42, off South Grace Street, Lombard