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October 7, 2022
Early voting is available at the Loop Supersite (191 N. Clark) and the Chicago Board of Elections Office (69 W. Washington, 6th Floor) beginning Friday, October 7th.
October 24, 2022
First day for Early Voting in all 50 Wards in Chicago.
November 3, 2022
If you want to vote by mail, you must request your ballot by 5pm.
November 8, 2022
Election Day! If you are returning a vote by mail ballot via mail, your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
Get your election questions answered.
What are my voting rights?
- On Election Day, each polling place will be open from 6am to 7pm. Voters in line at the polling place by 7pm must be allowed to vote.
- Voters have the right to vote (and wait to vote) without anyone intimidating them. This includes campaigning and electioneering.
- All registered voters may request a mail-in ballot. The deadline to request a ballot is November 3, 2022.
- In general, voters do not have to provide ID at the polling place. There are three exceptions: a voter using Election Day Registration, a voter changing their voting address at the polling place, or a first-time voter who registered by mail but did not submit proof of identity with the registration application
- Election Day, or Same Day, Registration is available at all early voting sites and on Election Day. Voters must bring two forms of ID, with at least one that includes your current address.
- Voters who need assistance voting are entitled to have a person of their choice, except for the voter’s employer or union representative, provide bilingual assistance or assist the voter in marking their choices on the ballot.
- If you have completed your sentence, you can vote. Only people currently serving a sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections cannot vote.
If you have trouble at the polls, call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE.
Can I vote with a felony record?
If you have a felony and have completed your sentence, you can vote. Only people currently serving a sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections cannot vote. This includes people on temporary leave/furlough from jail/prison.
When can I vote?
Early voting is available at the Loop Supersite (191 N. Clark) and the Chicago Board of Elections Office (69 W. Washington, 6th Floor) beginning Friday, October 7th. From October 7th through October 30th, these two sites will be open on Weekdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; and Sundays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Early voting opens up to all 50 wards from October 24th through November 8th. You can catch up on all-things early voting at chicagoelections.gov.
On election day, November 8, 2022, you can vote at the precinct/polling location assigned based on your address. You can only vote here on Election Day.
Can I vote by mail?
All Illinois voters have the option to vote by mail, receiving a ballot in the mail and either mailing it back or bringing it to a ballot dropbox.
The deadline to apply to Vote By Mail is 5:00 pm on November 3, 2022. You can apply to vote by mail on the Chicago Board of Elections website. Once you receive your ballot, fill it out and then mail it in, or put it in an official drop- box.
How can I support elections?
Election Day is November 8, 2022, and election judges and coordinators are the keys to making polling places run smoothly. Serve as an election judge and get paid $230 or serve as an election coordinator and get paid $450.
Ready to commit? Apply right here.
What am I going to be voting on?
Chicago voters will be casting ballots on the following offices:
Illinois Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Illinois Attorney General
Illinois Secretary of State
Representatives in Congress (2-year terms, one in each district)
State Senators (4-year terms in certain districts, 2-year terms in certain districts, one in each district)
Representatives in the General Assembly (2-year terms, one in each district)
Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (3 to be elected to 6-year terms)
President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners
County Clerk of Cook County
Sheriff of Cook County
Treasurer of Cook County
Assessor of Cook County
County Commissioners of Cook County (4-year terms, one in each district)
Commissioner of the Board of Review of Cook County
Illinois Supreme Court, Appellate Court and Cook County Circuit and Sub-Circuit Judges (to fill vacancies as needed)
Retention: Whether to retain Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Court justices, and Cook County Circuit Judges (as needed)
Who is Chicago Votes?
Chicago Votes is a non-partisan, non-profit organization building a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans. We’re engaging a new generation of leaders, changing laws to make Chicago and Illinois a better place to be young, and in the process, we’re making democracy FUN.