How do I register to vote? When is the next election? Where do I vote? April 7, 2015 Municipal Election
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 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.
For April 7, 2015, Municipal Election:
If you have missed the regular registration deadline, grace period registration is available from March 11 through April 4, 2015. If you use this option you must vote at the same time you register.
Information on early voting and grace period registration sites may be found at http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/grace-period-registration-and-voting.html.
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 http://www.Chicagoelections.com.
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 voting in the assigned precinct there are the following options:
Municipal Election April 7, 2015
If the absentee ballot has not been submitted the voter may vote in her/his precinct.
69 W Washington, Lower Level, 9 AM to 5 PM
Major Chicago newspapers provide helpful information on the candidates.