Updated 6:34 a.m., November 8, 2016

Early vote turnout in both Chicago and suburban Cook County smashed previous records, with 683,426 early voted in both jurisdictions on Monday evening after many polling locations locations in Chicago stayed open long after 8:00 p.m. due to long lines. In 2008, 469,911 people voted by early vote.

Vote by mail numbers have also set post-war records, with over 105,000 applications requested in Chicago and 113,375 requested in suburban Cook County.  In Chicago over 62,000 vote by mail ballots have already been returned while in suburban Cook County over 69,000 have already been returned. The last time the numbers were higher were in 1944, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr.

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