Don’t forget, the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Election Day is tomorrow (Saturday, April 25th). 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 nine 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.
Information on the project proposals, as well as the blocks proposed for street and alley resurfacing and new sidewalks, will be on display throughout the day at the Chicago Math and Science Academy.
You can vote electronically or on a paper ballot.
For a sample paper ballot, click on the attachment below:
For a sample electronic ballot designed by a Stanford University team, visit:
Please note, you cannot vote online. You must vote in person.
You can also VOTE EARLY TODAY (Friday, April 24th) at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). The office will be open from9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Electronic and paper ballot voting options will be available.
To encourage you to vote, I will be hosting a special “Follow Me on Friday” at my office (7356 N. Greenview) TONIGHT (Friday, April 24th) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please vote early at my office 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).
If I don’t see you tonight, I hope to see you at the polls on Saturday!