Voting FAQs

When is Election Day?

For the run-off, Election Day is April 7th.

Can I vote early?  How can I do it?

You will be able to vote early leading up to the April 7th election.   Early voting will take place between March 23rd  and April 4th.

Early voting locations near the Second Ward are:

The Goldblatts Building (1615 W. Chicago)

Access Living (115 W. Chicago)

Eckhart Park (1330 W. Chicago)

The Bucktown-Wicker Park Library (1701 N. Milwaukee)

The Museum of Broadcast Communications (360 N. State)

The Lincoln Park Library (1150 W. Fullerton)

More information on early voting here.

Can I vote by mail?

Yes.  To do so, however, you must apply for an absentee ballot by April 2nd.  You can do that at any point before the election either online or by mailing this form to 69 W. Washington, Ste. 600.  If you have applied and have not received a ballot, please call (312) 269-7967.

Your absentee ballot must be postmarked by April 6th to be counted.

If I am not registered to vote, can I register to vote in the run-off?

Yes!  Until March 10th, you can register to vote online here, register in person by visiting the Chicago Board of Elections on the 6th Floor of 69 W. Washington, or by mailing this form to:

The Chicago Board of Elections

69 W. Washington St. #600

Chicago, IL 60602

If you are obtaining a new Driver’s License or State ID, you can also register to vote at an Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.

Where is my polling place? Do I live in the Second Ward.

You can find your polling place and voter information here.

Do I need ID to vote?

The Chicago Board of Elections provides an easy guide to Illinois’ voter ID laws here.

What are my rights as a voter?

You can see Chicago’s “Voter Bill of Rights” here.