By Mugo Odigwe

CHICAGO (CBS)– Early voting kicks off in suburban Cook County Wednesday.

The Skokie Courthouse is one of six locations with an option to vote in-person amid the pandemic. Other locations in suburban Cook County include the Bridgeview Courthouse, Rolling Meadows Courthouse, Maywood Courthouse and the Markham Courthouse.

Polls opened at 8:30 a.m. and lines formed early. Voters told CBS 2 they are willing to wait in line due to the importance of voting.