Avoid the lines at the polls and potentially bad weather on Election Day by VOTING EARLY OR BY MAIL!
Vote early at any one of 51 locations beginning Monday, October 22nd, until Saturday, November 3rd. Early voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:
7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Metra tracks)
Broadway Armory Park
5917 N. Broadway (at Thorndale)
6601 N. Western (2 blocks south of Pratt)
Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington
Lower level (across from Daley Plaza)
If you need a ride to an early voting site, please reply to this e-mail or call 773-973-4900.
Early Voting is also available Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Board of Elections office, 69 W. Washington, and at two city neighborhood locations, including Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside.
At all Early Voting sites, you will need to bring a government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license or state I.D.
You can also vote by mail! Illinois law now permits you to vote by mail for any reason whatsoever. To obtain an application to vote by mail, CLICK HERE. Complete the application and either mail it or deliver it personally to the Chicago Board of Elections, 69 W. Washington. Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60602.
You will then receive your ballot in the mail. Follow all the enclosed instructions and make sure to vote in secret. The ballot may be returned to the Board of Elections by U.S. mail or a state licensed motor carrier or it may be delivered personally by you or an immediate relative.
Are you not registered to vote? Have you changed addresses since the last election? Did you or a family member just turn 18?
If you missed the standard October 9th voter registration deadline, there’s a safety net. From Monday, October 22nd through Saturday, November 3rd, you may register to vote, update your address or file your name change during the “Grace Period.”
During the Grace Period, you must register in person–and then vote immediately during that same visit. Please bring two forms of identification.
Grace Period registration and voting takes place from Monday, October 22nd, until Saturday, November 3rd, at the Board of Elections office, 69 W. Washington (Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.).
Finally, of course, you may also vote on Election Day–Tuesday, November 6th, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.at your home polling place. To find your polling place, CLICK HERE or call 312-269-7900.
To reserve a ride to the polls on Election Day, please reply to this e-mail or call 773-973-4900.
I urge you to take advantage of this convenience to exercise your cherished right to vote.