Don’t forget, the 49th Ward’s Participatory Budgeting Election Day is tomorrow (Saturday, May 3rd). 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 resurfacing, new streetlights 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 seven project proposals that were developed, researched and proposed by your neighbors, not by politicians or 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 resurfacing, new streetlights and sidewalks, will be on display throughout the day at the Chicago Math and Science Academy.
For a sample ballot, click on the link below:
While visiting the site, you can test out a proposed method of casting your vote digitally, but your online vote will NOT count. It is only an experiment. To make your vote count, you must vote in person.
If you can’t vote in person Saturday, vote early today (Friday, May 2nd) at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). My office will be open until 7:00 p.m. today.
Finally, I will be hosting a special “Follow Me on Friday” at my office (7356 N. Greenview)TONIGHT (Friday, May 2nd) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please vote early at my office and then join us for a bite to eat and some 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!