You don’t need to wait until November 2nd to cast your ballot. From now until Thursday, October 28th, every day is Election Day because you can VOTE EARLY.
Early Voting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from now until Thursday. Here are the Early Voting locations most convenient to 49th Ward residents:
7340 N. Rogers (just west of the Clark and Rogers Walgreen’s)
1210 W. Elmdale (at Broadway)
6601 N. Western (2 blocks south of Pratt)
Chicago Board of Elections
69 W. Washington (across from Daley Plaza)
Avoid the lines and vote early!
If you’re unable to make it to a polling location, you can vote early by mail! Illinois law now permits you to vote absentee for any reason whatsoever. Download your absentee ballot here:
The application must be delivered to the Chicago Board of Elections office (69 W. Washington, Suite 600) no later than 6 p.m. Thursday, October 28th. So mail your application TODAY (or better yet, have it hand delivered).
Whatever mode you choose, make sure you vote. You have the power!
P.S. To assist you with the lengthy Judicial Retention portion of the ballot, below are links to the recommendations of the Chicago Council of Lawyers, a non-partisan, progressive and reform-minded bar association that engages in a thorough and comprehensive judicial evaluation process:
For a copy of the JUDICIAL RETENTION SAMPLE BALLOT, click here. You may take the sample ballot with you into the polling booth.