Making Democracy Work

Voter Service

How do I register to vote? When is the next election? How do I become educated on issues and candidates?

Registration and Election Information

The League of Women Voters of Chicago provides unbiased, nonpartisan information about the voting process, elections, and issues.

Next Election: March 20, 2018

Register, then Vote!


Our Voter Registration page contains information on the registration process for Chicago.

Our Upcoming Election page provides information to questions like:

  • When and how can I vote?
  • Who are the people I am voting for?
  • What are the issues I am voting on?


League members perform in-depth studies and candidate interviews to inform the public about the ballot. These will be posted as available.

Deputy Voter Registrar Services

Deputy Voter Registrar Training

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners provides training to League of Women Voters of Chicago members to become Deputy Voter Registrars. To be enrolled in an upcoming class, see our calendar.

Voter Registration Drives

The League's trained Deputy Voter Registrars volunteer at registration drives throughout Chicago. See our volunteer opportunities if you'd like to participate, or contact

Is your organization interested in partnering with LWV Chicago on a registration drive? Contact Helene Gabelnick, Voter Service Chair at for additional information.

Moderator Services

The League of Women Voters trains volunteers to moderate candidate forums and debates. Scheduled candidate events will be listed on our calendar.

League moderators are available for non-public forums as well (condominium elections, for example).

If you are interested in having someone moderate an event, or would like further information, please contact Helene Gabelnick at

Support our Efforts

Consider making a donation to ensure our important work continues. Activities for voter service and citizen education are funded by the League of Women Voters of Chicago Education Fund. This is a 501(c)(3) corporation, a nonprofit educational organization. Donations are tax deductible up to the extent allowed by law. Donate today!