Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election has started.
Currently, early voting is taking place at at 69 W. Washington St. on the fifth floor and on the pedway for suburban Cook County voters. For Chicago residents, early voting is available at the Loop Super Site at 175 W. Washington St.; at the 50 ward sites, it is available Oct. 22-Nov. 5.
Voters do not need a reason or excuse to use early voting; however, voters may need to present government-issued photo identification.
Ballots cast in early voting are final. After casting ballots in early voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. It is a felony to vote more than onceor to attempt to vote more than oncein the same election.
To view a list of sites, visit ChicagoElections.com/en/early-voting.html and www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/early-voting-locations ( for Chicago and suburban residents, respectively ).
Also, election judges are needed. Qualifications include being a registered voter in Cook County; not being a committeeman, precinct captain or candidate; and agreeing that by law, the name, address and party affiliation are subject to public disclosure; among other criteria.
The pay is $200 each for those who complete training and then serve on Election Day; visit chicagoelections.com/en/serving-as-a-judge-of-election.html.