How do I register to vote? When is the next election? Where do I vote?
To verify your registration, find your polling place and your districts and view sample ballots, go to http://www.Chicagoelections.com or phone the above number.
On Line Registration is available: It is possible to register to vote (or change your address) on line in Illinois if:
The applicant has either an Illinois Driver's License or State ID.
The signature is used for the ballot application.
The applicant has a Social Security number
If the applicant supplies her/his email address (optional), Illinois election code requires election officials to provide this email information to campaign committees and political organizations.
Voters need at least two forms of identification, at least one of which shows the address for their new/updated registration.
Information on early voting and grace period registration sites may be found at http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/grace-period-registration-and-voting.html.
No ID is required for voting in the voter's home precinct on Election Day unless the voter is voting for the first time and has registered by mail without verification. This information would be indicated to the judges by the Electronic Poll Book.
In addition to electing officials and voting on judicial retention, there will be several referenda on the ballot.
Offices on the ballot:
Whether to amend the Illinois Constitution to require that all transportation taxes (including vehicle licenses and titles, as well as government fees on different forms of transportation) be spent only on transportation projects (roads, highways, bridges, airports and mass transit) and related administration costs.
Cook County Binding Referendum
Shall the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds be eliminated and all duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds be transferred to, and assumed by, the Office of the Cook County Clerk by December 7, 2020?
City of Chicago Advisory Referenda
The link to the video voters' guide on WTTW is:
Watch 2 minute videos of candidates in contested races for Congress; Cook County State's Attorney, Clerk of the Court, and the Board of Review Commissioner for the 3rd District; and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board. Candidates were filmed at the WTTW studio and were able to choose what they wanted to say during their 2 minutes. The Cook County League is partnering again with WTTW to provide voters this opportunity to learn more about candidates in the Nov. 8 election.
Referendum The Cook County League is urging all voters to VOTE "YES" on the binding referendum which asks whether the elected position of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds should be eliminated and all duties of the office transferred to the Cook County Clerk. This referendum will appear near the end of the ballot after all the judges.
The Chicago Tribune (http://elections.chicagotribune.com/candidates)
Vote for Judges (http://www.voteforjudges.org)for bar associations' recommendations for judicial candidates.
Below is the full list of forums being presented by WTTW Chicago Tonight. All forums will start at 7pm.
See http://www.wttw.com/chicagotonight, for recorded forums and other material.
Senate candidate debate
Senator Mark Kirk and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth have agreed to participate in a debate co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Illinois, ABC7 Chicago and Univision Chicago.
Friday, November 4, 2016.-- Debate taped live at 7:00 for broadcast at 10:35 p.m.