Election Day voting: what Lansing residents need to know

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Polls open 6:00am–7:00pm, Tuesday, November 3

By Josh Bootsma and Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (November 2, 2020) – If you haven’t already voted by mail or voted early, November 3 is your last chance to make your voice heard in the 2020 election. Information about Election Day voting in Lansing is below.

Polling locations

Unlike early voting, Election Day voting is available only at your assigned polling place, from 6:00am–7:00pm, or at a Voting Center.

Polling places
There are seven polling places in Lansing, serving 20 precincts. Lansing Presbyterian Church, St Anthony Assisted Living, and New Hope Church are not polling places anymore, and some precincts have been reassigned for this election:

  1. Bethel Church (3500 Glenwood-Lansing Rd)—Bloom Township Precincts 5, 14, 18, and 44
  2. Calvin Coolidge School (17845 Henry St)—Thornton Township Precincts 16, 51, 56, and 65
  3. First Church PCA (3134 Ridge Rd)—Thornton Township Precincts 43, 47, and 57
  4. Lansing Police Department (2710 170th)—Thornton Township Precinct 17
  5. Lansing Public Library (2750 Indiana Ave)—Thornton Township Precincts 18 and 68. It is only during Early Voting that all Lansing residents can vote at the library, regardless of precinct.
  6. Oak Glen School (2101 E. 182nd St)—Thornton Township Precincts 19, 50, 114, and 117
  7. Reavis School (17121 Roy St)—Thornton Township Precincts 13 and 61

If you have a Voter ID, your precinct number is printed on it. The Cook County website also provides easy access to polling information—voters can input their address and last name, and the site will provide the name and address of the appropriate polling place, along with a map. Click here to find out where your polling place is.

Election Day voting
Reavis Elementary School (17121 Roy Street), serves Precincts 13 and 61, and already in March they practiced social distancing on Election Day. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Voting Centers
Voting Centers are new this year and provide the only opportunity for Election Day voters to vote outside of their precinct. There are seven Vote Centers available across suburban Cook County for the November 3 Presidential Election, which can be viewed here. The Voting Center nearest to Lansing is the Markham Courthouse.

What you need to bring when voting

If you are already registered
If you are registered to vote, and don’t need to update any of your voter information, as long as you vote at your correct precinct, you should not need any identification. However, if there is a question about your registration, an election judge may ask for a form of identification, so it is advisable to bring one when you go to vote.

If you want to register at your polling place
Two forms of identification are required if you are registering to vote at your home precinct on Election Day, or if you are filing an address change. Acceptable forms of ID can be found here.

It is also likely that many polling places will require masks and social distancing, with potential for voting lines to extend outdoors. Voters should plan accordingly.

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