Early voting expands statewide: Here’s what you need to know

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CHICAGO -- Starting Monday, a lot more sites are open for voters who want to cast early ballots for the November midterm elections.

At the Loop Super Site, 175 West Washington Street, voters were in line today by 9 a.m.

With a surge in the number of registered voters, early turnout could reach record numbers.

Fifty more early voting sites are open in the city of Chicago alone. They are open every day.

You can also register on site with two forms of identification.

A record 1.5 million suburban Cook County residents are registered ahead of the November 6 election, 13 percent more than four years ago.

Several counties report more requests for mail-in ballots. The Cook County Clerk's Office has received 91,000 requests and counting.

The big race is the Governor's race. Republican Bruce Rauner, going for his second term, is trying to fend off Democrat J.B. Pritzker.

Voters are also choosing an Attorney General, Treasurer, and Comptroller.

They are paying closer attention to Congressional races, with the balance of power in the U.S. House at stake.

For information on polling places for early voting, check out the links below:

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