Making Democracy Work


How do I register to vote? When is the next election? Where do I vote? Candidate/Referenda Information

Voter registration

If you have not been registered previously, moved, changed your name or become a citizen you have to register before the election. This can be done at the Board of Elections, with an online form or with a deputy registrar.

For information on voter registration, contact the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago, 69 W Washington Street, Suites 600/800, Chicago, Illinois 60602, 312-269-7900.

To verify your registration, find your polling place and your districts and view sample ballots, go to or phone the above number.

Where and when to vote

Please be aware that the location of your polling place may have changed because precinct boundaries were changed after City Council redistricting. Verify the location at

No photo ID is required for voting in the voter's home precinct on Election Day unless the voter does not have a white ballot application in the binder.

Candidate/Referenda Information

A sample ballot may be obtained by going to

"The League of Women Voters of Illinois opposes constitutional or statutory term limitations for members of the Illinois General Assembly based on the League's support for accountability, representativeness, and effective performance and for a dynamic balance of power between the legislative and the executive branches.

This position is in line with the national League's position on Congress and the Presidency."

Some sites that voters might find helpful regarding candidates are: