The Chicago Board of Elections says while yesterday was the statutory start date for early voting, because the board has yet to complete testing 1,000 different ballot styles in four different languages, balloting systems likely won’t be ready until Feb 17. You can check the status here. A Board statement said some pending statewide objections just wrapped this week.
Anyone who arrives early at the Chicago Election Board to vote early will get an application to Vote by Mail–you can save a trip by applying for a ballot online (deadline is March 10).
Per the board, when in-person early voting starts, the program will be offered:
Through Feb. 28 only at the Chicago Election Board at 69 W. Washington St.
From Feb. 29 through March 12, at 51 sites throughout the city.
- On March 13 and March 14, at 14 “permanent” early voting sites.