Record number of early voters in Illinois this year - FOX 32 News Chicago

Record number of early voters in Illinois this year

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A record number of people cast early ballots in Illinois this year.

The State Board of Elections says 907,000 people cast early ballots around Illinois this year. That number is up from 872,000 in the last presidential election in 2008.

While early voting totals were down slightly in the city of Chicago, they were generally up in suburban Cook County and other areas downstate.

297,000 people requested absentee ballots, which is up from 156,000 in 2008.

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