Early voting for the 2022 Gubernatorial Election begins in the Cook County suburbs on Oct. 24 and will continue every day through Nov. 7 at more than 50 locations, including Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave.
Any Cook County suburban voter is welcome to cast an in-person ballot at any of the Cook County Clerk’s early voting sites in the two weeks prior to Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Candidates looking to be elected to a variety of federal, state and county level posts will be on the ballot, including for U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress; Illinois governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer and comptroller; Senate and House seats in the Illinois General Assembly; Cook County Board president, commissioners, sheriff, treasurer, assessor and Board of Review; and a slew of state and county judicial races.
All Cook County voters will also be asked to vote yes or no to a pair of referenda, one seeking an increase in the tax levy for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and another asking to amend the Illinois Constitution to insert language guaranteeing Illinois workers a right to organize and collectively bargain with their employers.
Every early voting site in suburban Cook County will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Oct. 25- Nov. 7. Brookfield Village Hall is also a polling place on election day, but only for certain precincts.
If you plan on voting on election day, Nov. 8, find out where your polling place is located at cookcountyclerkil.gov/elections/your-voter-information.
You do not need an excuse to vote early, and a government-issued ID is not required to vote, although it can help if there’s a question about a voter’s signature.
Early voting and Election Day polling places are equipped with electronic voter check-in devices, which use an iPad where voters can check in without polling place workers having to thumb through large paper poll books. Each device can pull up a voter’s registration, verify signatures and ensure voters are given the proper ballot.
If you are not registered to vote, you can register at all early voting sites. Anyone registering for the first time or filing for an address change must present two forms of ID. Types of ID acceptable can be found on the Cook County Clerk’s website at tinyurl.com/2y96yedu.
All early voting is done in person on electronic touchscreens, since poll workers need to be able to offer the correct ballot to all who are registered to vote anywhere in suburban Cook County. Once cast, ballots will be securely stored until votes are counted after polls close on election night.
In addition to the Brookfield Village Hall early voting location, here are other early voting sites located in the vicinity of Brookfield, North Riverside and Riverside:
- Berwyn City Hall, 6700 W. 26th St., Berwyn
- Cicero Community Center, 2250 S. 49th Ave., Cicero
- Cicero PSO Building, 5410 W. 34th St., Cicero
- Hodgkins Village Hall, 8990 Lyons St., Hodgkins
- Lyons Village Hall, 4200 S. Lawndale Ave., Lyons
- Maywood Courthouse (Whitcomb Building), Room 104, 1311 Maybrook Square, Maywood
- Stickney-Forest View Library, 6800 W. 43rd St., Stickney
Any registered voter in suburban Cook County can also opt to vote by mail. For information on voting by mail either for a single election or permanently, visit cookcountyclerkil.gov/elections/ways-to-vote/vote-by-mail.