Early Voting

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

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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

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

Last Day For Early Voting In Heated Mayoral Race

The last day has arrived for early voting in the mayoral race, and Election Day is right around the corner.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

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

Blizzard Fails To Slow Early Voting In Chicago

Despite Chicago’s third worst-ever blizzard that dropped 20-plus inches of snow, the city still is doing better in early voting this year than the previous mayoral election four years ago.

02/08/2011

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Early Voting Locations Reopen In Chicago

Chicago’s early voting locations reopened on Friday, after virtually all of them were closed for two days due to the blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011

Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel casts his vote for Chicago's municipal election on Monday. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS 2)

Early Voting Underway For Mayoral Race

Some Chicago voters are taking advantage of their first chance to help pick the first new mayor of Chicago since 1989.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2011

Early Voting Begins In Chicago

Early Voting for Chicago’s 2011 Municipal General Election will be available at 51 Chicago sites beginning Monday through Feb. 17, 2011. Click here for details.

01/30/2011

Electronic Voting Machine (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Early Voting Begins Tomorrow In Chicago

Early voting begins tomorrow in Chicago’s municipal election.

WBBM Newsradio–01/30/2011

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