Save time by Voting early in Chicago.
November 6 General Election
The next election is the November 6, 2018. If you’ve ever waited in line for an hour or more to vote you might want to check out early voting. The City of Chicago wants everyone to vote early.
Registered to Vote
If you’re not sure if you’re registered Check your registration status. If you’re not Register to vote online through 11:59 pm on Sun., Oct 21. After Oct 21 different rules apply.
There are two ways to early vote either in person or by mail
Vote early in person
In person Early Voting & Registration is Feb. 8 through March 19 (Register and vote during the same visit.) Chicago voters who are: (1) already registered or (2) need to register for the first time or (3) need to file a name change or file an address change may use any Early Voting site in the City. Locations: Feb. 8 – March 4: Early Voting only at 16 W. Adams. March 5 – March 19: Early Voting at any Chicago site for early voting (locations and hours) Information on ID for voting, registering or updating your registration name or your registration address.
Vote early by Mail
You can request your vote by mail ballot. Apply online for your Vote By Mail ballot. The Board of Elections strongly encourages filing applications to Vote By Mail by early March to ensure the voter has time to receive and return the ballot with a postmark on or before March 20. I do this every election. The ballot comes to your home and it includes return postage.
If you’re not registered to vote register now. Then head to an early voting location during the dates listed above or request a ballot by mail now (if you’re registered) and avoid all the crowds. Good luck!