Chicago Wards and Precincts with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Assistance for Election Day on February 28th

LEP List Provides Precinct Polling Places with Assigned Bilingual Poll Workers and Paper Ballots in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, and Polish


CHICAGO, IL – Ahead of the February 28th Municipal Election, the Chicago Board of Elections released a list of wards and precincts that will receive Limited English Proficiency (LEP) assistance for Election Day. These precinct polling locations will have assigned bilingual poll workers and paper ballots in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, and Polish.


Click here to see the list of LEP Precincts in Chicago for the February 28th Municipal Election


Totals for LEP Assistance Precincts:

Spanish – 563 precincts (+15 since 11/22) 

Polish – 105 precincts

Chinese – 60 precincts (+4 since 11/22) 

Hindi/Gujarati/Urdu – 36 precincts (+5 since 11/22) 

Tagalog – 11 precincts (+10 since 11/22)

Korean – 7 precincts (+2 since 11/22)


Additionally, every precinct polling place in Chicago will have a touchscreen voting machine and audio ballot in 12 languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (audio in Mandarin dialect), Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, Polish, Gujarati, Urdu, Ukrainian, Arabic, and Russian. Voters with limited English proficiency also have the right to bring an interpreter to help them understand and cast a ballot. LEP voters can choose who they want to help them, except the person cannot be the voter’s employer or labor union representative.


Please note: On Election Day, Chicago voters must go to their assigned precinct polling place OR to any of the 51 sites open as a ward vote center on Election Day (Feb. 28) from 6:00am to 7:00pm. A voter cannot vote in a precinct polling place other than their own assigned location (or at a ward vote center) on Election Day (Feb. 28).


Voters can find their assigned precinct polling place, sample ballots, and more at the YOUR VOTER INFORMATION page at, including in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, and Polish.

The Chicago Board of Elections is still recruiting bilingual election judges for Election Day on February 28th. Judges make up to $230 for the day and can apply at:


Bilingual voting officials are also currently located at the following Early Voting sites, which will be open as vote centers on Election Day (Feb. 28):


Ward 1 – Goldblatts Building, 1615 W. Chicago Ave. – Spanish 

Ward 10 – East Side Vodak Library, 3710 E. 106th St. – Spanish 

Ward 11 – McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave. – Chinese

Ward 12 – McKinley Park Branch Library, 1915 W. 35th St. – Spanish and Chinese

Ward 13 – Clearing Branch Library, 6423 W. 63rd Pl. – Polish 

Ward 14 – Archer Heights Library, 5055 S. Archer Ave. – Polish 

Ward 15 – Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St. – Spanish

Ward 22 – Toman Branch Library, 2708 S. Pulaski Ave. – Spanish

Ward 25 – Rudy Lozano Library, 1805 S. Loomis – Spanish

Ward 26 – Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy St. – Spanish 

Ward 31 – Portage Cragin Library, 5108 W. Belmont Ave. – Polish 

Ward 33 – American Indian Center, 3401 W. Ainslie St. – Spanish

Ward 36 – West Belmont Library, 3104 N. Narragansett Ave. – Spanish and Polish

Ward 38 – Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. – Polish

Ward 39 – North Park Village Adm Bldg, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd. – Chinese and Hindi/South Asian

Ward 40 – Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Ave. – Hindi/South Asian

Ward 41 – Roden Library, 6083 N. Northwest Hw. – Polish

Ward 45 – Kolping Society of Chicago, 5826 N. Elston Ave. – Spanish and Polish

Ward 46 – Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave. – Chinese

Ward 47 – Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave. – Spanish

Ward 48 – Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway Ave. – Chinese and Hindi/South Asian 

Ward 49 – Willye B White Park, 1610 W. Howard St. – Spanish and Hindi/South Asian 

Ward 50 – Northtown Library, 6800 N. Western Ave. – Hindi/South Asian

Supersite – 191 N. Clark St. – Chinese

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Max Bever