When are the 2019 Chicago ' 'elections?\r\n' '\r\n' '
Tuesday, Feb. 26th is Election Day.\r\n' '\r\n' '
What positions are being filled in the 2019 ' 'Municipal Elections?\r\n' '\r\n' '
- Mayor ' 'of Chicago \r\n' '\t
- City ' 'Clerk \r\n' '\t
- City ' 'Treasurer \r\n' '\t
- All 50 City ' 'Council positions (Aldermen) \r\n' '
How do I vote?\r\n' '\r\n' '
You can vote in person on Election Day, you can vote ' 'early at designated polling places, or you can vote by ' 'mail.\r\n' '\r\n' '
Do I need to register to vote? ' '\r\n' '\r\n' '
Yes.\r\n' '\r\n' '
How do I register to vote?\r\n' '\r\n' '
Go ' 'here to get started or check and see if you are ' 'registered. If you are registered already, it will also ' 'give you your polling place location and absentee ' 'ballot options.\r\n' '\r\n' '
If you’re not already registered, you ' 'can register online, via snail-mail, in-person at ' 'Early Voting, on Election Day, or at the Secretary of ' 'State’s office.\r\n' '\r\n' '
If you are registering in person, you must present ' 'two forms of ID, one of which must show your current ' 'address. Chicago voters may use any of the dozens of ' 'Early Voting locations in the city:\r\n' '\r\n' '
- At the Loop Super Site from Jan. 30 - Feb. 25; ' 'and \r\n' '\t
- At the 50 ward sites from Feb. 11 - Feb. ' '25. \r\n' '
Can I register to vote on Election Day? ' '\r\n' '\r\n' '
Election Day registration is also available on Feb. ' '26th, but only at the polling place assigned to your ' 'home precinct. (Just to be safe, we recommend ' 'registering in advance!)\r\n' '\r\n' '
Where do I vote (how to find your ' '“polling place”)?\r\n' '\r\n' '
Enter ' 'your address here, and it will tell you where to ' 'vote. Remember, your vote won't count if you vote ' 'in the wrong ward. If you've moved since the last ' 'election, make sure you update ' 'your registration.\r\n' '\r\n' '
What time are the polls open in Chicago on ' 'Election Day?\r\n' '\r\n' '
6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 26th.\r\n' '\r\n' '
Can I vote early?\r\n' '\r\n' '
Yes. There are two windows of in-person early voting ' 'starting Jan. 28, described below. Remember: A ' 'government-issued photo ID is not required but is ' 'helpful if there is a question about your registration, ' 'address or signature, or if there are two voters with ' 'the same or similar names at the same address.\r\n' '\r\n' '
Registration services are available at every Early ' 'Voting site, and any voter who needs to register for ' 'the first time, or file an address update or a name ' 'change must show two forms of ID, one of which shows ' 'the voter's current address.\r\n' '\r\n' '
That ballot you cast in Early Voting is ' 'final.\r\n' '\r\n' '
In-person Early Voting, 1st Window: For all ' 'registered voters, in-person Early Voting is available ' 'Jan. 28 - February 11, at the Loop Super Site, 175 W. ' 'Washington. Here’s the schedule:\r\n' '\r\n' '
- Monday, Jan. 28 - Saturday, Feb. 2 — 9 ' 'a.m.-5 p.m. \r\n' '\t
- Sunday, Feb. 3 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. \r\n' '\t
- Monday, Feb. 4 - Saturday, Feb. 9 — 9 ' 'a.m.-5 p.m. \r\n' '\t
- Sunday, Feb. 10 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. \r\n' '
In-person Early Voting, 2nd Window: For all ' 'registered voters, in-person Early Voting is available ' 'Feb. 11 - Feb. 25, at the Loop Super Site, 175 W. ' 'Washington, and at ward sites. Here are the hours of ' 'operation and locations:\r\n' '\r\n' '
- Hours of Operation\r\n'
- Monday, Feb. 11 - Saturday, Feb. 16 — 9 ' 'a.m.-5 p.m. \r\n' '\t\t
- Sunday, Feb. 17 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. \r\n' '\t\t
- Monday, Feb. 18 - Friday, Feb. 22 — 9 ' 'a.m.-7 p.m. \r\n' '\t\t
- Saturday, Feb. 23 — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. \r\n' '\t\t
- Sunday, Feb. 24 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. \r\n' '\t\t
- Monday, Feb. 25 — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. \r\n' '\t
- Loop Super Site: 175 W. Washington \r\n' '\t
- Ward 1: Goldblatt's Building, 1615 W ' 'Chicago \r\n' '\t
- Ward 2: Near North Library, 310 W ' 'Division \r\n' '\t
- Ward 3: Hall Branch Library, 4801 S ' 'Michigan \r\n' '\t
- Ward 4: King Community Ctr., 4314 S Cottage Grove ' '(On Feb 25, this site will remain open through 7 ' 'pm.) \r\n' '\t
- Ward 5: Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island \r\n' '\t
- Ward 6: Dist. 3 Police Station, 7040 S Cottage ' 'Grove \r\n' '\t
- Ward 7: Jeffrey Manor Library, 2401 E 100th ' 'St \r\n' '\t
- Ward 8: Olive Harvey College, 10001 S ' 'Woodlawn \r\n' '\t
- Ward 9: Palmer Park, 201 E 111th St \r\n' '\t
- Ward 10: Vodak/Eastside Library, 3710 E 106th ' 'St \r\n' '\t
- Ward 11: Dist. 9 Police Station, 3120 S ' 'Halsted \r\n' '\t
- Ward 12: McKinley Park, 2210 W Pershing (On Feb ' '25, this site will remain open through 7 pm.) \r\n' '\t
- Ward 13: West Lawn Park, 4233 W 65th St \r\n' '\t
- Ward 14: Archer Heights Library, 5055 S ' 'Archer \r\n' '\t
- Ward 15: Gage Park, 2411 W 55th St \r\n' '\t
- Ward 16: Lindbloom Park, 6054 S Damen \r\n' '\t
- Ward 17: Thurgood Marshall Library, 7506 S ' 'Racine \r\n' '\t
- Ward 18: Wrightwood Ashburn Library, 8530 S ' 'Kedzie \r\n' '\t
- Ward 19: Mount Greenwood Park, 3721 W 111th St ' '(On Feb 25, this site will remain open through 7 ' 'pm.) \r\n' '\t
- Ward 20: Bessie Coleman Library, 731 E 63rd ' 'St \r\n' '\t
- Ward 21: Woodson Library, 9525 S Halsted ' 'St \r\n' '\t
- Ward 22: Toman Library, 2708 S Pulaski \r\n' '\t
- Ward 23: Clearing Branch Library, 6423 W 63rd ' 'Pl \r\n' '\t
- Ward 24: St. Agatha Parish, 3147 W Douglas ' 'Blvd \r\n' '\t
- Ward 25: Chinatown Library, 2100 S ' 'Wentworth \r\n' '\t
- Ward 26: Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N ' 'Troy \r\n' '\t
- Ward 27: Eckhart Park, 1330 W Chicago \r\n' '\t
- Ward 28: W. Side Learning Ctr, 4624 W Madison (On ' 'Feb 25, this site will remain open through 7 ' 'pm.) \r\n' '\t
- Ward 29: Amundsen Park, 6200 W ' 'Bloomingdale \r\n' '\t
- Ward 30: Kilbourn Park, 3501 N Kilbourn \r\n' '\t
- Ward 31: Portage Cragin Library, 5108 W ' 'Belmont \r\n' '\t
- Ward 32: Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N ' 'Milwaukee \r\n' '\t
- Ward 33: McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N ' 'California \r\n' '\t
- Ward 34: W. Pullman Library, 830 W 119th \r\n' '\t
- Ward 35: NEIU El Centro, 3390 N Avondale \r\n' '\t
- Ward 36: West Belmont Library, 3104 N ' 'Narragansett \r\n' '\t
- Ward 37: West Chicago Ave Library, 4856 W ' 'Chicago \r\n' '\t
- Ward 38: Hiawatha Park, 8029 W Forest ' 'Preserve \r\n' '\t
- Ward 39: North Park Vill. Admin., 5801 N ' 'Pulaski \r\n' '\t
- Ward 40: Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N ' 'Lincoln \r\n' '\t
- Ward 41: Roden Library, 6083 N Northwest Highway ' '(On Feb 25, this site will remain open through 7 ' 'pm.) \r\n' '\t
- Ward 42: Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 ' 'N State \r\n' '\t
- Ward 43: Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W ' 'Fullerton \r\n' '\t
- Ward 44: John Merlo Library, 644 W ' 'Belmont \r\n' '\t
- Ward 45: Dist. 16 Police Station, 5151 N ' 'Milwaukee \r\n' '\t
- Ward 46: Truman College, 1145 W Wilson \r\n' '\t
- Ward 47: Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside (On Feb ' '25, this site will remain open through 7 pm.) \r\n' '\t
- Ward 48: Edgewater Library, 6000 N ' 'Broadway \r\n' '\t
- Ward 49: Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N ' 'Rogers \r\n' '\t
- Ward 50: Warren Park, 6601 N Western \r\n' '
There are also options at universities for Early ' 'Voting from Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb 22 — ' '10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the following locations:\r\n' '\r\n' '
- Chicago State University, 9501 S M L King ' 'Dr \r\n' '\t
- UIC Student Center, 750 S Halsted \r\n' '\t
- Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N St ' 'Louis \r\n' '
Do I need an ID to vote in the Chicago ' 'Municipal Elections?\r\n' '\r\n' '
It depends. You must bring a government-issued photo ' 'ID if you've changed your address or are voting for ' 'the first time at your polling place\r\n' '\r\n' '
You do NOT need a photo ID if you are voting on ' 'Election Day and have voted from your current address ' 'before.\r\n' '\r\n' '
Do I need to bring my voter ID card from ' 'the Illinois Board of Elections?\r\n' '\r\n' '
No, but you may need to provide a government-issued ' 'photo ID as explained above.\r\n' '\r\n' '
Can I vote by mail?\r\n' '\r\n' '
Yes. Anyone can vote by mail. However, in order to ' 'receive a ballot, you will have to submit a Vote By ' 'Mail application. Applications can be submitted online ' 'or at the offices of the Board of Elections. The ' 'deadline for requesting a ballot is 5 p.m. on Thursday, ' 'Feb. 21. You can find more information at the Chicago ' 'elections website.\r\n' '\r\n' '
Can I vote online or via social ' 'media?\r\n' '\r\n' '
No. Sorry.\r\n' '\r\n' '
Will there be ballot referendum questions ' 'on Feb. 26?\r\n' '\r\n' '
Yes, but not everyone will have questions to vote ' 'on. Find the full list of referendum questions and the ' 'wards they will appear in here.\r\n' '\r\n' '
What's a runoff ' 'election?\r\n' '\r\n' '
In order to win an elected position in the 2019 ' 'Municipal Elections, a candidate must receive a ' 'majority, or more than 50 percent of the votes. If no ' 'candidate wins on February 26th in a race, the top two ' 'candidates in the race will compete in a runoff ' 'election on April 2, 2019.\r\n' '\r\n' '
Who should I vote for?\r\n' '\r\n' '
That is, of course, entirely up to you. While the ' 'Chi.vote Collective does not endorse candidates for ' 'public office, we can recommend tools to help you ' 'decide:\r\n' '\r\n' '
- Got questions? You can ask us ' 'anything. \r\n' '\t
- Want to test your readiness? You can take our ' 'quiz. \r\n' '\t
- A comprehensive ' 'voter guide to research candidates, races and ' 'issues. \r\n' '
What is the schedule for candidate debates ' 'and forums?\r\n' '\r\n' '
There are a variety of mayoral forums and debates ' 'planned. Many require advanced registration or ' 'membership in a hosting club. However, several live ' 'mayoral candidate forums are available on television or ' 'online.\r\n' '\r\n' '
You can find a full list at Documenters.org, ' 'which is produced by Chi.vote Collective partner City ' 'Bureau.\r\n' '\r\n' '
How do I get in touch with an election ' 'official with the city?\r\n' '\r\n' '
You can call the Board of Election Commissioners for ' 'the City of Chicago: 312.269.7900\r\n' '\r\n' '
Text telephone (TTY): 312.269.0027
\r\n' 'Voter help-line (Español): 312.223.0820
\r\n' 'Voter help-line (Polski): 312.223.0823
Who do I call on Election Day if I have ' 'problems voting or witness voter ' 'intimidation?\r\n' '\r\n' '
Call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE, a ' 'toll-free hotline staffed by nonpartisan legal ' 'volunteers who can help you on the spot. Non-English ' 'speakers can use the following hotlines:\r\n' '\r\n' '
- 888-VE-Y-VOTA (Spanish) \r\n' '\t
- 844-YALLA-US (Arabic) \r\n' '\t
- 888-API-VOTE (Asian & Pacific Islander ' 'languages) \r\n' '
Election Protection is the nation’s largest ' 'nonpartisan voter protection coalition whose local ' 'efforts are led by Chicago Lawyers’ ' 'Committee for Civil Rights.\r\n' '\r\n' '
What’s the Chi.vote Collective? ' '\r\n' '\r\n' '
The Chi.vote Collective is a new group of ' 'nonpartisan media and civic organizations that believe ' 'in fostering a safer, more prosperous and more ' 'equitable and connected Chicago by creating content and ' 'tools of the highest quality and accessibility around ' 'city elections. The founding partners of the Collective ' 'are the Better ' 'Government Association, Block Club ' 'Chicago, The Chicago ' 'Reporter, The ' 'Daily Line and The ' 'Triibe.\r\n' '