Election Board Enters Settlement Agreement with Justice Department on Accessible Polling Places

The Chicago Election Board has entered a settlement agreement after a 10-month joint effort with the U.S. Justice Department and Chicago-based Equip for Equality to evaluate the physical accessibility of polling places and Early Voting sites. The Board anticipates that several hundred precinct polling sites will need some forms of permanent or temporary modifications or will need to be re-located.

In-Person Early Voting and Registration - Thru March 1 only at the new Loop Super Site at Clark & Lake – 191 N Clark

Chicago Voters may begin using in-person Early Voting on Wed., Feb. 19 only at the new Loop Super Site for Early Voting & Registration at Clark & Lake – 191 N. Clark St. The Loop Super Site will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On March 2, Early Voting for the March 17 Primary Election will expand to include 50 ward sites throughout the city, in addition to the Loop Super Site.

Chicago Board of Elections Releases New Accessibility Tiers for Polling Places Ahead of Election Day on Feb. 28th

Ahead of the February 28, 2023 Municipal Election, the Chicago Board of Elections released new accessibility tiers for all precinct polling places in Chicago. To minimize the confusion caused by prior vague designations for polling place accessibility, each polling place is now designated with one of four tiers to communicate all known data: High, Medium, Low to No, or Unknown/Survey Pending. More information on these tiers is below.
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