Municipal Elections: February 26, 2019
Be an informed voter. Learn what's on your ballot.
- November 19-26, 2018 Candidates file petitions
- November 28, 2018 First day to apply for a Vote-By-Mail ballot
- January 17, 2019 First day of early voting at designated locations
- January 29, 2019 Last day to register w/a Deputy Voter Registrar
- January 29, 2019 Last day for receipt of a mail-in form
- January 30, 2019 First day of "grace period" registration and voting
- February 10, 2019 Last day for online registration
- February 21, 2019 Last day registered voters may apply for mail ballot
- February 25, 2019 Last day for early voting
- February 26, 2019 Election Day
- April 2, 2019 Run-off election, if necessary
How, When, and Where to Vote
Early voting ballots are final. To find out more details on early voting registration and locations, refer to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners website.
Vote by Mail
All registered voters in Chicago are eligible to Vote by Mail. Apply online. Once a mail ballot has been returned to the Board, it cannot be retrieved or withdrawn. Ballots must be postmarked by the Election Day. For more details on Vote by Mail, refer to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners website. .
Election Day — Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Verify your location. The location of your polling place may have changed. Polling place hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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.
- City Clerk
- City Treasurer
- Alderman (one in each of the City's 50 wards)
NOTE: If a candidate receives more than 50% of the votes for any office on February 26, that candidate will be elected. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the votes for any office on February 26, the two candidates for that office who receive the most votes on election day will appear on the April 2 ballots in a run-off election
The League of Women Voters trains volunteers to moderate candidate forums/debates.
Scheduled candidate events are listed on our calendar.