ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Apply to Vote By Mail
Any registered voter may vote by mail. Voters do not need a reason or excuse to vote by mail. March 15th at 5:00 pm is the deadline to have a vote by mail application at the offices of the Board of Elections for the March 20, 2018, Primary.
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In-Person Early Voting & Registration
For the March 20 Primary Election, Chicago voters will be able to use early voting & registration from Feb. 21 through March 19.
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When, Where & How to Register to Vote
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Frequently Asked Questions
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– March 15 – Deadline is 5 pm for all Vote By Mail
– March 16-19 – In-person voting at the Election Board at 69 W. Washington St.
– March 20 – Last day for postmark on the envelope to return Vote By Mail ballot.
– March 20 – If a voter decides not to return the Vote By Mail ballot by Election Day, the voter may submit the unused Vote By Mail ballot to the judges at the precinct and polling place for that voter’s home address, and then cast a ballot in person. If the Vote By Mail ballot was lost or did not arrive, the voter may sign a “cancellation of Vote By Mail ballot affidavit” and cast a provisional ballot, also at the precinct and polling place for that voter’s home address.
– April 3 – Last day that a mailed Vote By Mail ballot (postmarked or certified March 20 or earlier) may arrive at the Election Board to be included in the count.
On Election Day, a voter may cast a ballot only at the polling place assigned to that voter’s registration precinct. Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling place here.