Early voting for the Illinois Presidential Primary Election starts Monday, March 2 and will continue through Monday, March 16 at more than 50 locations in suburban Cook County, including the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave.

The polling location in Brookfield will be open seven days a week during the two-week early voting period.

The village hall will be open to voters Monday through Friday March 2-6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 9-13 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; on Saturday, March 7 and March 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Sunday, March 8 and March 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on Monday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Early voting is offered only on touchscreens, which store every ballot style and allow any voter in suburban Cook County the opportunity to vote at any suburban early polling location.

Other nearby early voting locations include the following:

  • Berwyn City Hall, 6700 W. 26th St.
  • Cicero Community Center, 2250 S. 49th Ave.
  • Cicero PSO Building, 5410 W. 34th St.
  • Hodgkins Village Hall, 8990 Lyons St.
  • Stickney-Forest View Library, 6800 W. 43rd St., Stickney

You do not need to provide a reason for voting early and you do not need to show an ID to vote, although having a state-issued ID can help if there is a question about voter registration, address or signature, according to the Cook County Clerk’s Office.

Anyone not yet registered to vote can register or file a change of address at any early voting location. To do either, you’ll need two forms of identification, one of which shows your present address.

More information on types of identification accepted can be found on the Cook County Clerk’s website at cookcountyclerk.com/service/when-voters-do-and-dont-need-identification-id.

Early voting has proven popular in recent elections. Although turnout was low all around for the 2019 Consolidated Election, when just 1,806 ballots were cast early at Brookfield Village Hall, more than 6,000 people cast early ballots in Brookfield for the November 2018 mid-term election.

The early voting record in Brookfield was in October-November 2016, when 6,600 people dropped by the village hall to cast ballots in that year’s presidential election.

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