Credit: DNAinfo Chicago

DOWNTOWN — There are now more places to vote early in the city. 

Early voting and in-person voter registration is now available at 51 spots across Chicago, according to a news release from the Board of Election Commissioners.

“The first week of Early Voting is always the best for beating the traffic,” said Election Board Chairwoman Marisel Hernandez, according to a news release. “Lines get longer in the second week.”

Hernandez also advised voters to look at a sample ballot before coming to the polls and creating a “cheat sheet” they can bring with to help them with voting.

Those who are registering to vote or updating their registration with a name or address change have to bring two forms of ID, including one which shows the person’s current address. Registration and voting can take place during the same visit to a polling place.

Voting sites will be open 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. They’ll be open weeknight hours starting Oct. 29.

Early voting will be available through Nov. 5, the day before Election Day. Some sites will have extended hours on Nov. 5.

Here’s where you can early vote:

Loop Super Site: 175 W. Washington St. (open through 7 p.m. Nov. 5)
1st Ward: Goldblatt’s Building, 1615 W. Chicago Ave.
2nd Ward: Near North Library, 310 W. Division St.
3rd Ward: Hall Branch Library, 4801 S. Michigan Ave.
4th Ward: King Community Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (open through 7 p.m. Nov. 5)
5th Ward: Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
6th Ward: 3rd District Police Station, 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
7th Ward: Jeffrey Manor Library, 2401 E. 100th St.
8th Ward: Olive Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.
9th Ward: Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.
10th Ward: Vodak-East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.
11th Ward: 9th District Police Station, 3120 S. Halsted St.
12th Ward: McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road
13th Ward: West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St.
14th Ward: Archer Heights Library, 5055 S. Archer Ave.
15th Ward: Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.
16th Ward: Lindbloom Park, 6054 S. Damen Ave.
17th Ward: Thurgood Marshall Library, 7506 S. Racine Ave.
18th Ward: Wrightwood Ashburn Library, 8530 S. Kedzie Ave.
19th Ward: Mount Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St. (open through 7 p.m. Nov. 5)
20th Ward: Bessie Coleman Library, 731 E. 63rd St.
21st Ward: Woodson Library, 9525 S. Halsted St.
22nd Ward: Toman Library, 2708 S. Pulaski Ave.
23rd Ward: Clearing Branch Library, 6423 W. 63rd Place
24th Ward: St. Agatha Parish, 3147 W. Douglas Blvd.
25th Ward: Chinatown Library, 2100 S. Wentworth Ave.
26th Ward: Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy St.
27th Ward: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St.
28th Ward: West Side Learning Center, 4624 W. Madison St. (open through 7 p.m. Nov. 5)
29th Ward: Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
30th Ward: Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.
31st Ward: Portage-Cragin Library, 5108 W. Belmont Ave.
32nd Ward: Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.
33rd Ward: McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave.
34th Ward: West Pullman Library, 830 W. 119th St.
35th Ward: NEIU El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave.
36th Ward: West Belmont Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Ave.
37th Ward: West Chicago Avenue Library, 4856 W. Chicago Ave.
38th Ward: Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Drive
39th Ward: North Park Village Administration, 5801 N. Pulaski Road
40th Ward: Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Ave.
41st Ward: Roden Library, 6083 N. Northwest Highway (open through 7 p.m. Nov. 5)
42nd Ward: Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St.
43rd Ward: Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Ave.
44th Ward: John Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont Ave.
45th Ward: 16th District Police Station, 5151 N. Milwaukee Ave.
46th Ward: Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.
47th Ward: Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave. (open through 7 p.m. Nov. 5)
48th Ward: Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway
49th Ward: Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N Rogers Ave.
50th Ward: Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.

University spots are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2:

Chicago State University: 9501 S. King Drive
UIC Student Center: 750 S. Halsted St.
Northeastern Illinois University: 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
University of Chicago Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave. Twitter @BauerJournalism