The Chicago Math and Science Academy (CMSA) hosts the first day of early voting on Saturday, September 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CMSA also will be the site of the final Voting Day on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Any resident of the 49th Ward age 16 and older–regardless of citizenship status–may vote in the Participatory Budgeting Election.
If you can’t make it to the Chicago Math and Science Academy, you will have plenty of other opportunities to cast your ballot over this two-week period.
Beginning Monday, September 10th, you can vote at my 49th Ward Service Office during our extended office hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
You can also vote at various neighborhood locations on the following dates and times:
- Sunday, September 9th: St. Ignatius Church, 6559 N. Glenwood, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Glenwood Sunday Market, Morse and Glenwood, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 12th: Rogers Park Library, 6907 N Clark, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.; Jarvis Red Line, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, September 16th: St. Jerome Church, 1709 W. Lunt, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Monday, September 17th: Howard Red Line (Howard St. entrance), 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 18th: Morse Red Line, (Morse and Lunt entrances), 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, September 20th: Loyola Red Line (Sheridan entrance), 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
You also can vote online starting this Saturday. Simply email my office at email@example.com and we will send you a link to the voting website and your personal code.
Many thanks to the 200 neighbors who attended the spring Neighborhood Assemblies and brought their ideas for ward improvements. This summer, over 60 community volunteers picked ten of the best ideas and placed them on the Participatory Budgeting ballot (see ballot for details):
- New Planting Beds and Fencing at Dubkin Park ($10,000)
- Zócalo in Touhy Park ( a “zócalo” is the public square of a Mexican city or town) ($60,000)
- Four CTA, Metra Murals ($44,000)
- Water Feature at Langdon Park ($210,000)
- Park Community Bulletin Boards ($21,000)
- Additional Exercise Equipment in Loyola Park ($80,000)
- Bus benches ($33,000)
- Artificial Turf Field and Running Track at Sullivan High School ($300,000)
- New Fencing on Metra Embankment ($75,000)
- 100 More Trees for Rogers Park ($80,000)
Voters can choose up to four projects. Residents also will determine what percentage of $1 million to spend on street and alley resurfacing, and new alley aprons and sidewalks.
Any resident of the 49th Ward age 16 and older–regardless of citizenship status–may vote.
Please take advantage of these many opportunities to vote for improvements in our 49th Ward!