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Below is information to help you navigate the November 6, 2018, voting process. For more information, visit the Chicago Board of Election website.
Apply to Vote By Mail
November 1st at 5 p.m. is the deadline to have a Vote By Mail application at the offices of the Board of Elections for the Nov. 6, 2018 Election.
PLEASE NOTE: The Election Board will begin mailing voters their Vote By Mail ballots starting in early October.
In-Person Early Voting & Registration
For the Nov. 6 General Election, Chicago voters will be able to use any Early Voting & Registration location in the city:
– At the Loop Super Site from Sept. 27 through Nov. 5
– At the 50 Ward Sites from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5
Ballots cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. It is a felony to vote more than once — or to attempt to vote more than once — in the same election.
Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the registration, address, signature or if there are two voters with the same or similar names at the same address.
Registration services are available at every Early Voting site. NOTE: 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.
40th Ward and Surrounding Ward Locations
Ward 40 Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N Lincoln
Ward 33 McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N California
Ward 39 North Park Vill. Admin, 5801 N Pulaski
Ward 46 Truman College, 1145 W Wilson
Ward 47 Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside (On Nov 5, this site will remain open thru 7 pm)
Ward 48 Edgewater Library, 6000 N Broadway
Ward 49 Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N Rogers
Ward 50 Warren Park, 6601 N Western
Loop Super Site
175 W Washington St
Thur, Sept 27 – Sat, Sept. 29: 9 am-5 pm
Sun, Sept 30: 10 am-4 pm
Mon, Oct 1 – Sat, Oct 6: 9 am-5 pm
Sun, Oct 7: 10 am-4 pm
Mon, Oct 8 – Sat, Oct 13: 9 am-5 pm
Sun, Oct 14: 10 am-4 pm
Mon, Oct 15 – Sat, Oct 20: 9 am-5 pm
Sun, Oct 21: 10 am-4 pm
Mon, Oct 22 – Sat, Oct 27: 9 am-5 pm
Sun, Oct 28: 10 am-4 pm
Mon, Oct 29 – Fri, Nov 2: 9 am-7 pm
Sat, Nov 3: 9 am-5 pm
Sun, Nov 4: 10 am-4 pm
Mon, Nov 5: 9 am-7 pm (The Loop Super Site is one of six locations open thru 7 pm on Nov 5.)
If you miss the Oct. 9 deadline to register by mail, Early Voting and Registration will available from Oct. 10 through Nov. 5.
Chicago voters may use any of the dozens of Early Voting locations in the city:
– At the Loop Super Site from Sept. 27 through Nov. 5, and
– At the 50 ward sites from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5.
Election Day Registration also is available on Nov. 6, but only at the polling place assigned to your home precinct.
NOTE: To use Registration at Early Voting or to use Election Day Registration, a voter must present two forms of ID, one of which must show the voter’s current address.
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Click here to enter your address and name to check your registration status.
Click here to enter your address only to find where you would register and vote on Election Day.
Click here for a list of acceptable forms of ID (including pay stubs, bank statements, utility bills) that voters may use to Register at Early Voting or on Election Day.
Qualifications to Register to Vote
To register to vote, you must:
– be a U.S. citizen, and
– be born on or before Nov. 6, 2000, and
– live in your precinct at least 30 days before the election, and
– not claim the right to vote elsewhere, and
– not be in prison/jail serving time for a conviction. (Note: Ex-convicts who have completed their sentences and who are no longer incarcerated are eligible to vote in Illinois.)
NOTE: To Register at Early Voting or to use Election Day Registration, a voter must present two forms of ID, one of which must show the voter’s current address.|
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