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Vote By Mail, Early Voting, Voting on Election Day

Vote By Mail, Early Voting, Voting on Election Day

KEY DATES AND WEB LINKS

VOTE EARLY 
Every Chicago voter may vote at any Early Voting site in the entire city.  Voters are encouraged to wear a face mask that covers the mouth and nose, and must practice social distancing with 6 feet of space between persons in line.

You may vote now at the Loop Super Site; or Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. or any of the city’s early vote sites.
Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday – Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
November 3, Election Day, 6:00am – 7:00pm

VOTE BY MAIL – TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO APPLY
Every Chicago voter may still apply to Vote by Mail online –  no reason or excuse is needed. You must apply today, by 5:00pm on October 29. After receiving your ballot, following the instructions on the ballot, signing, and sealing it, you can return your ballot two ways:

  • mail it through the U.S. Postal Service; or
  • in-person at the Truman College Drop Box, the Bezazian Library Drop Box, or any of the Secured Drop Boxes in the city. *Wearing a mask and practicing social distancing
    • If you need someone else to drop your ballet off for you at a dropbox, make sure to fill out the back of the vote by mail envelope, pictured below:
    • Drop Boxes are also available at select Library locations (hours vary), including Bezazian Library at 1226 W. Ainslie St. 
      • Monday & Wednesday, Noon – 7:00pm
      • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm

**NOTE: If you (a) could not apply on time, (b) do not receive your ballot, (c) lose your ballot or lose your Ballot Return Envelope, (d) cannot get your Ballot Return Envelope in the mail by Election day:

  • Call 312-269-7967 on or BEFORE Thursday, October 29 to alert the Board of Elections that you have not received your ballot OR
  • Use Early Voting through Tuesday, November 3 (see below) OR
  • Cancel your mail ballot and receive and cast an Election Day ballot at the polling place assigned to your precinct on Tuesday, November 3.
  • If you have your mail ballot but would like to vote in person, bring your mail ballot and surrender it to the election judges. If you do not have your mail ballot, you may cast a provisional ballot after completing a provisional-ballot affidavit.

REGISTER TO VOTE AND CONFIRM VOTER INFORMATION
You can still register to vote, file a name change, or file an address change in person at early voting sites and on election day with two forms of ID (at least one must list your current address). 
Verify your voter registration and ensure all information is up-to-date before you apply for a Vote by Mail ballot or vote on election day.

APPLY TO BE A JUDGE OF ELECTION ON ELECTION DAY 
Are you interested in participating on election day by managing the precinct polling place and assisting voters? Apply to be a judge of election! This is a paid position, and all election judges will be provided with PPE. Learn more about the responsibilities and apply for the position online.

If you do plan to Vote Early, on Election Day, or bring your ballot to a Drop Box in-person, please wear a mask and practice social distancing leaving 6 feet of space between you and others. Please reach out to my office with any questions at 773-878-4646 or ward46@cityofchicago.org. Let’s stay safe and please make sure to VOTE!.