Register to vote (or double-check that you’re already registered above. Online registration closes on October 18. You can register in person at any early voting site or at your polling place on Election Day.
Vote by mail: All registered voters in Chicago can apply to vote by mail, but you should request it ASAP at chicagoelections.gov. Your ballot will be mailed to you after September 24. Once you’ve received your ballot, consider dropping it off at a secure collection box (available at all early voting sites) rather than mailing it in. If you do not receive your ballot by Election Day, you can still vote in person at your polling place.
Vote Early: If you wish to (or are able to) vote in person, we urge you to vote early in order to decrease crowds on Election Day. Early voting opens at the Loop Super Site (191 N. Clark) on October 1 and expands to all 50 wards on October 14. Early voting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Find your early voting site at chicagoelections.gov.
Learn about the candidates at illinoisvoterguide.org See Bar Association ratings for judges at Voteforjudges.org