Don’t forget, the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Election Day is tomorrow (Saturday, May 6th). Polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Your polling place is at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark Street (just south of the firehouse and across from Touhy Park).
This year you will be asked to vote on two separate ballot questions. First, you will be asked to vote on the percentage of the ward infrastructure ballot that you believe should be devoted exclusively to street and alley resurfacing and sidewalk repairs.
Second you will be asked to vote on how the remainder of the ward’s infrastructure ballot should be allocated. You will be given four votes to choose among eight project proposals that were developed, researched and proposed by your neighbors, not politicians and bureaucrats. And it will be you and your neighbors, not City Hall, who decide which projects will move forward.
You can vote electronically or on a paper ballot.
Today (Friday) is the last day you can VOTE ONLINE from the comfort of your home, office, coffee shop or any location with an internet connection. To vote online, simply send your name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with the phrase “online voting” in the subject heading. We will send you the URL to the early voting website and a special access code to enter at that site. Then proceed to vote, following the instructions provided.
Online voting ends TODAY (Friday, May 5th) at 7:00 p.m.
You can also VOTE IN PERSON today (Friday, May 5th) at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). The office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Electronic and paper ballot voting options will be available.
If you vote at my office today, we’ll enter you in a raffle to win one of four $50 gift certificates to 49th Ward restaurants! (Please note: you are not required to vote to enter the raffle.)
As a final encouragement to vote, I will be hosting a special “Follow Me on Friday” at my office (7356 N. Greenview) TONIGHT (Friday, May 5th) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please vote early at my office, enter the raffle, and then join us for some delicious fried chicken, mac and cheese and liquid refreshments (margaritas, beer, wine and soft drinks will be on tap).
Stick around to the end of the Follow Me on Friday event. At 7:00 p.m. the winners of the raffle will be drawn and announced!
If I don’t see you tonight, I hope to see you at the polls on Saturday!