Early voting is now open at the Loop Super Site, (191 N. Clark St.) and the Chicago Board of Elections Office, (69 W. Washington St.). Through October 30th, the two locations will be open from 9 AM to 6 PM on weekdays and 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays, and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sundays.
Other early voting locations in the 50 wards will open up on Oct. 24th. All 50 ward early voting sites will be open from October 24 through November 8th. They will be open weekdays from 9 AM to 6 PM; Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM; Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM; and on Election Day (Nov. 8) from 6 AM to 7 PM.
Please keep the new ward map in mind as half of the city’s voters have been assigned a new polling place for Election Day. Find your polling location and check your voter registration here.
According to officials, all Chicagoans can register to vote and cast their ballots at any of the city’s early voting sites ahead of and on Election Day, regardless of their assigned polling place. Find out more about early voting locations here.
Three university sites will be open for early voting from November 2 to November 4th. Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM.
- Chicago State University – 9501 S. King Dr.
- Northeastern University – 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
- University of Chicago – Reynolds Club – 1131 E. 57th St.
Voter registration services will be also be available. Early voting sites are open to all Chicago voters, but make sure you bring two forms of ID in order to register.
What to know about mail-in ballots:
Apply for a mail in ballot here. Mail-in ballots mailed, postmarked, or certified on or before November 8th can be counted if it is to arrive within 14 days of Election Day.
All mail-in ballots must be returned inside their signed and sealed ‘ballot return envelopes’ via the Post Office– up until Election Day on November 8th, at one of the drop box location or any of the early voting ward sites from October 24th onward.
Apply for a mail-in ballot by Nov. 3 to receive your voting forms in time. Keep in mind, precinct polling sites will not have mail-in drop boxes, but there will be a secure drop-off box at the ‘Super Site’ (191 N. Clark St.) that will be available 24 hours until November 8th at 7 PM.
As for the ballot, there are a number of statewide offices for the taking such as Governor, along with state initiatives, Illinois Supreme Court justices and so much more.
Register to vote, cast ballots and turn in mail-in ballots at either available site. Additional voting locations will be up and running by October 24th. Find a list of available mail-in drop boxes here.
[Featured photo via: Chicago Board of Election Commissioners]