The first traditional day of Early Voting in Chicago Monday broke previous presidential election year records by almost two thousand people as 17,493 people flowed to polls across the 50 wards for a total 39,725 early votes since polls first opened, reports the Chicago Board of Elections. Meanwhile, 31,077 residents have voted in suburban Cook County during the same period, according to the Cook County Clerk’s Office, which manages suburban Cook elections.

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