Early voting available through November 2: Election Day November 4

Date: 
10/28/2014
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Early Voting is available through Sun., Nov. 2, and regular polling places will be Nov. 4. Early voters have many choices at which to cast their votes. 

To vote, one must be registered in the City of Chicago. 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. 

An ID is not required, though it is recommended that a voter carry one in case there is a question about the registration. All Early Voting sites will serve as “grace period registration” sites where voters may register for the first time or update the name or address on their existing registrations. Learn more about Grace Period registration

There are 5 regional sites which will be open every day through Nov. 2. They have Sunday hours and evening hours during the week. Hours at these site are:

Thru   Oct. 31   -- 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
SAT.,  Nov. 1    -- 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
SUN.,  Nov. 2    -- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Local sites and hours are: 

1st Ward - Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago
Oct. 20-Nov. 1
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)

2nd Ward - Access Living 115 W. Chicago
Oct. 20-Nov. 1
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays) 

26th Ward - Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy
Oct. 20-Nov. 1
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)
 
27th Ward - Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago
Oct. 20-Nov. 1
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)
 
32nd Ward - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee
Oct. 20-Nov. 1
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays)
 
35th Ward - Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park
Oct. 20-Nov. 1
Mon-Sat, 9 am-5 pm (closed Sundays) 

Offices in this election and candidates
This Chicago Board of Elections link will display all the offices and candidates for each as well as 3 Illinois referendum and one for Cook County. However, following instructions below will result in knowing exactly what will be on your ballot.

To determine what districts a voter is in for various offices, this link will provide access to a page for inputting information that will produce the list of that voter's various districts such as U.S. Representative and Cook County commissioner. 

When on that page a sample ballot is available by clicking on the "Sample Ballot" tab. That may then be printed out, making it easier to remember who to vote for.

Note that there is a long list of judges. To research them, the Chicago Bar Association has a list of recommendations. There is a list of recommended lists at Vote for Judges.

REMEMBER: Voting is a privilege. Not exercising that privilege can lead to not having the privilege.

 


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