Early Voting

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Chicago, Cook County Set Records For Early Voting

“Overall, for us in suburban Cook, 169,000-plus have already voted,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said. “That’s a 53 percent increase over 2010.”

11/03/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel votes early in the 2014 General Election, at 69 W. Washington St. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Mayor Votes Early, Pushes Minimum Wage Hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel cast his ballot in the race for governor on Wednesday, to make a point about early voting, and what’s at stake in next week’s elections.

10/29/2014

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Window For Early Voting Closes This Weekend

There are dozens of early voting polling places in the city and suburbs. Election officials are encouraged by what they’ve seen so far. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

10/27/2014

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Officials Rethink Vote-Counting After AG Decree

With less than two weeks until Illinois’ high-stakes elections, an attorney general opinion has some officials rethinking vote-counting procedures in ways that they say could cause big delays in announcing results.

10/24/2014

Jim Moynihan

Calibration Error Displays GOP Vote To Dems

When a Republican candidate for state representative went to cast a vote for himself this week, he noticed something very odd.

10/23/2014

President Barack Obama greets voters before casting  his ballot while participating in early voting on Monday in Chicago. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Voter Teases Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

10/20/2014

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Chicago Area Early Voting Locations

Early voting for the 2014 general election in Illinois begins on Monday and continues through Sunday, Nov. 2.

10/20/2014

President Barack Obama hugs Gov. Pat Quinn during a rally at Chicago State University on Sunday . Obama attended the event to encourage Democrats in Illinois to vote early and cast ballots for Quinn against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fires Up Democrats, Urges Early Voting For Quinn

President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.

10/20/2014

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Only Two Days Of Early Voting Left For Illinois Primary

Friday and Saturday are the last days for early voting in Illinois, ahead of the primary election on Tuesday.

03/14/2014

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Early Voting Extended For March 18 Primary

On this March 3, voting is already underway for the March 18 primary election with a couple of firsts involved.

03/03/2014

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins For 2nd District, Suburban Races

Early voting has begun for the February 26 special election to fill the seat of resigned Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, but WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports it’s not the only seat up for grabs in the Chicago area.

02/11/2013

Early voting in Ohio (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: On Election Eve Major Concerns About Disenfranchisement

From Florida and Ohio early vote disasters with long lines to power outages in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York there are doubts that some people will have the opportunity to participate in this election.

11/05/2012

Voters line up outside 69 W. Washington St. on Nov. 3, 2012, to take advantage of the last day of "grace period" voter registration and early voting. For part of the day, the line stretched for more than two blocks. (Credit: CBS)

Huge Crowd Of Voters Lines Up For Last Day Of Early Voting

As the last day of early voting winds down, a line to get into the main early voting center in downtown Chicago has been growing all day long, to the point it stretches for more than two blocks.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obamacare Should Win It For Mitt Romney

If you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.

11/02/2012

First early voters at Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 North State Street, (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio)

Time Running Out To Vote Early

Election Day is just four days away, and you’re running out of time if you want to vote early.

CBS 2–11/02/2012

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Fear Possible Voter Suppression On Election Day

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and other Democrats were sounding the alarm Thursday about what they said might be potential voter suppression in this state.

WBBM Newsradio–11/01/2012

Voters in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Go vote.

Now, the question is: Is the country better off than it was four years ago? Anyone – including you – can answer that question.

11/01/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel takes part in early voting in the 2012 presidential election at the McKinley Park fieldhouse on Oct. 30, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Casts Early Ballot In McKinley Park

CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel cast his vote for president and in other races at a Chicago Park District fieldhouse on the Southwest Side on Tuesday, and made no secret whom he chose for […]

CBS Chicago–10/30/2012

President Obama; Mitt Romney, GOP challenger. (Brendan Hoffman, Justin Sullivan, respectively/Getty Images)

Sandy Could Seal — Or Sink — Obama’s Re-Election Bid

Crowds continued to cast early-voting ballots across Chicago Monday, even as President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, suspended campaign activities because of Hurricane Sandy.

10/29/2012

Voters wait in line for early voting in Ohio (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Opinion: Early Voting Is Getting Ridiculous

Now, this early voting trend that is sweeping the country is getting as ridiculous as being gifted for Christmas or one’s birthday 35 days in advance. There is much “shifty” benefit for the Democrats since they’re pushing for it.

10/29/2012

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