CHICAGO, IL - Early Voting in all of Chicago’s 50 Wards started today, Monday, October 24, and will be open through Monday, November 7. These sites are open Weekdays from 9:00am to 6pm; Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm; and Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. All Early Voting locations will also be open as Vote Centers on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, from 6:00am to 7:00pm. Any voter living in Chicago can vote at any of these sites, no matter where they live in the city.
“The November 8th General Election is only two weeks away. We are urging Chicago voters to vote early and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with getting your civic duty out of the way,” said Marisel Hernandez, Chair, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.
Currently, over 5,220 voters have Early Voted for the November 8th General Election.
Voters can still apply to Vote By Mail and the deadline to apply is November 3rd at 5:00pm, though the Board recommends applying before then. Secure Drop Boxes at all 50 Ward sites are now open, and voters who choose to return their Vote By Mail ballot at any Drop Box at an Early Voting site, the Supersite at 191 N. Clark, or the Board Offices at 69 W. Washington.
Currently, there have been over 192,000 applications to Vote By Mail in Chicago, with over 29,000 Vote By Mail ballots already returned.
Online voter registration has now closed in Illinois ahead of the November 8th General Election. Voters who still need to register to vote, as well as file a name or address change, can still do so at any Early Voting site ahead of and on Election Day, as well as at their precinct polling place on Election Day. Voters will need to bring two forms of ID, one of those which shows their current address.
Additionally, due to the recent once-in-a-decade redistricting process in Chicago, nearly half of Chicago voters may have a new precinct polling place for Election Day on November 8th. Voters can confirm their polling place and voter information by visiting chicagoelections.gov and going to the Your Voter Information page or by calling the Chicago Board of Elections at 312.269.7900.
“Please do not wait until the last second to make a plan a vote. This is why we are asking Chicagoans a very important question ahead of November 8th – has your polling place changed?” added Chair Hernandez. “On Election Day, in addition to their precinct polling place, a voter can go to any Ward Early Voting site and here at the Supersite and vote on the spot.”
Voters can go to the Your Voter Information page to verify their voter registration status ahead of the election, see and print their sample ballot, view the locations of nearby Early Voting sites, locate their precinct polling place for Election Day, and check on the status of their Vote By Mail application.
The full list of all 50 Ward Early Voting sites:
1st Ward - Goldblatts Building, 1615 W. Chicago Ave.
2nd Ward - Near North Branch Library, 310 W. Division St.
3rd Ward - Dawson Technical Institute, 3901 S. State St.
4th Ward - Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Gr.
5th Ward - South Side YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island Ave.
6th Ward - Whitney Young Library, 415 E. 79 St. Chicago
7th Ward - Trumbull Park, 2400 E. 105th St.
8th Ward - Olive Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.
9th Ward - Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St.
10th Ward - East Side Vodak Library, 3710 E. 106th St.
11th Ward – McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave.
12th Ward – McKinley Park Branch Library, 1915 W. 35th St.
13th Ward - Clearing Library, 6423 W. 63rd Pl.
14th Ward - Archer Heights Branch Library, 5055 S. Archer Ave.
15th Ward - Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.
16th Ward - Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen Ave.
17th Ward - Thurgood Marshall Library, 7506 S. Racine Ave.
18th Ward - Wrightwood Ashburn Branch Library, 8530 S. Kedzie Ave.
19th Ward - Mt Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.
20th Ward - Bessie Coleman Library, 731 E. 63rd St.
21st Ward - West Pullman Library, 830 W. 119th St.
22nd Ward - Toman Library, 2708 S. Pulaski Rd.
23rd Ward - Ward Hall-St. Faustina Kowalska Parish, 5157 S. McVicker Ave.
24th Ward - St Agatha Catholic Parish, 3151 W. Douglas Bv.
25th Ward - Rudy Lozano Branch Library, 1805 S. Loomis St.
26th Ward - Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy St.
27th Ward - Union Park Field House, 1501 W. Randolph St.
28th Ward - West Side Learning Center, 4624 W. Madison St.
29th Ward - Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.
30th Ward - Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.
31st Ward - Portage Cragin Library, 5108 W. Belmont Ave.
32nd Ward - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.
33rd Ward - American Indian Center, 3401 W. Ainslie St.
34th Ward - UIC Student Center, 750 S. Halsted St.
35th Ward - Northeastern Il University El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave.
36th Ward - West Belmont Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Ave.
37th Ward - West Chicago Library, 4856 W. Chicago Ave.
38th Ward - Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.
39th Ward - North Park Village Admin Bldg, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.
40th Ward - Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Ave.
41st Ward - Roden Library, 6083 N. Northwest Hw.
42nd Ward - Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St.
43rd Ward - Lincoln Park Branch Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Ave.
44th Ward - Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont Ave.
45th Ward - Ho Chunk Nation, 4732 N. Milwaukee Ave.
46th Ward - Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.
47th Ward - Conrad Sulzer Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
48th Ward - Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway
49th Ward - Willye B White Park, 1610 W. Howard St.
50th Ward - Northtown Library, 6800 N. Western Ave.
These university sites for Early Voting will be open November 2 through November 4 - 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Chicago State University - 9501 S. King Dr.
Northeastern University - 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
University of Chicago - Reynolds Club - 1131 E. 57th St.