Early Voting

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

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

Chicago, Cook County Both Set Early Voting Records

After some voters at the end of the day Saturday had to wait as long as two hours to vote, the city Board of Election Commissioners posted an Early Voting Traffic Report on its website.

10/28/2012

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

Democratic House Candidates Urge Voters To Cast Ballots Early

Democrats in the northwest suburbs are trying to prod more voters into casting ballots early, even though there are already many in line.

10/27/2012

An election worker helps US President Barack Obama as he completes early voting on October 25, 2012 at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Walter’s Perspective: Obama’s Voting Stunt An Expensive One

It was a good photo opportunity: President Obama returning to his hometown to cast an early ballot. CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson has a problem with it, though.

10/25/2012

Barack Obama campaigns in Virginia (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Team Obama Is Winning The Opening Of The Final Sprint To Election Day

We are currently seeing two very different approaches to the post-debate push from the two Presidential campaigns – Obama has a much stronger opening to the two week push.

10/25/2012

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Early Voting A Popular Choice This Election Year

This is Day Four of early voting in Illinois, and thousands of people are taking advantage.

WBBM Newsradio–10/25/2012

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President Obama Zooms Into Chicago To Vote Early

President Barack Obama cast an early ballot for the Nov. 6 election during a brief visit to his hometown of Chicago on Thursday.

10/25/2012

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

Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

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

Chicago Election Officials Hope Voters Turn Out Tuesday

Chicago election officials say they have 500 different ballots ready to go, and they are hoping that the ballots get used in the primary Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

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

Early Voting Rising Among GOP Voters, But Low Turnout Still Likely

With Illinois a player in the Republican primary election for the first time in decades, the number of voters asking for a GOP ballot is up, but election officials still expect low turnout overall.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2012

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

Early Voting Begins For Illinois Primary

Early voting began Monday in Illinois for the March 20 primary, but the Chicago Board of Elections is moving to make early voting not quite so early.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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

Last Day For Early Voting In Runoff Elections

If you’re a city resident, and your alderman didn’t win a seat outright in the election last month, this is the last day to vote early for the runoff.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

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

Big Turnout For Early Voting In City, Suburbs

Election officials in Chicago and the suburbs say they are seeing encouraging numbers in the people participating in early voting now underway.

WBBM Newsradio–03/24/2011

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

Early Voting Begins For Aldermanic Runoffs

Early voting begins today for the aldermanic runoff elections in 14 of the city’s 50 wards.

WBBM Newsradio–03/14/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Early Voting For Runoff Elections Starts Monday

Early voting begins this coming Monday for aldermanic run-off elections in 14 Chicago wards.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2011

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