The field house in McKinley Park houses the early voting location for most of the neighborhood.

Early Voting Begins in McKinley Park

Published October 23, 2018

Early voting has started in the McKinley Park neighborhood for the Tuesday, November 6, election for national, state and local offices. For most of the neighborhood, which is predominantly covered by the 12th Ward, the early voting location is at the McKinley Park field house, 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago. For the northwest corner of the neighborhood covered by the 25th Ward, the early voting location is at the Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library at 2100 S. Wentworth Ave.

Early voting at both sites this week runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, October 27. On Sunday, October 28, the sites are open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The following work week, from Monday, October 29, through Friday, November 2, the early voting sites are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The weekend before the election, the sites are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 4. On Monday, November 5, early voting is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As cited by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners website, a government-issued photo ID is not required to vote. However, it may be helpful if there are any questions about a voter's registration.

For those who have not yet registered to vote, voter registration for this election is available at all early voting locations. Two forms of ID showing current residence are required to register to vote: These IDs can be government-issued photo IDs, official state paperwork such as a vehicle registration card or social security card, credit cards and other correspondence. The Board of Election Commissioners website offers a full list of when you need ID to vote, register to vote or change your registration information.

Once signed up, a voter can take take part in early voting or election day voting, which runs 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 6 at a variety of local polling places around the neighborhood.

As noted on the commissioners website, if there are any problems with voter identification or voting, a voter can request to cast a provisional ballot, which then requires the voter to follow up by presenting valid ID at the Chicago Election Board in downtown Chicago.

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