General Election: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
- August 8, 2018 Application for Vote by Mail opens
- October 9, 2018 Last day to register with an affiliated deputy voter registrar
- October 10, 2018 First day of grace period registration and voting
- October 21, 2018 Last day to register to vote by online application
- November 6, 2018 Election Day
How, When, and Where to Vote
Early Voting - October 22 - November 5, 2018
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 - last day to request a mail ballot - November 1, 2018
Any registered voter in Chicago is eligible to Vote by Mail. Once a mail ballot has been returned to the Board, it cannot be retrieved or withdrawn.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. Mail ballots must be postmarked by November 5, 2018.
Election Day - Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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.
What Is on My Ballot?
This site will provide short interviews with candidates for Cook County positions. Funding provided by LWV of Cook County.
Endorsements from Other Resources
The League of Women Voters of Chicago does not endorse candidates. Here are some resources regarding candidate positions and endorsements based on associations and Chicago's major newspapers (Note: these resources may not always be up to date):
- The Chicago Tribune candidate guide: http://elections.chicagotribune.com/candidates/
- Chicago Sun-Times voting guide: http://www.suntimescandidates.com/
- Vote for Judges: http://www.voteforjudges.org/ for bar associations' recommendations for judicial candidates
Ballot Referenda: Information about referenda on the ballot, including League positions when applicable, will be available as items are identified.
The League of Women Voters trains volunteers to moderate candidate forums/debates.
Scheduled candidate events are listed on our calendar.