Chicago Wards and Precincts with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Assistance for the March 19th Presidential Primary Election

Ahead of the March 19th Presidential Primary 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 March 19th Primary Election

Totals for LEP Assistance Precincts:

Spanish – 563 precincts 
Polish – 105 precincts 
Chinese – 62 precincts
Hindi/Gujarati/Urdu – 36 precincts 
Tagalog – 11 precincts 
Korean – 7 precincts

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.

Voters can find more information on the Language Access Resources webpage.

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 (March 19) 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 (March 19).

Voters can find their assigned precinct polling place and more at the Your Voter Information webpage, including reviewing Sample Ballots in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, and Polish.

Bilingual voting officials are also currently located at the following Early Voting sites, which will be open as vote centers on Election Day (March 19):

Ward 10 – Vodak – East Side Library, 3710 E. 106th St. – Spanish
Ward 11 – McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave. – Chinese
Ward 12 – McKinley Park Library, 1915 W. 35th St. – Spanish and Chinese
Ward 13 – Clearing Library, 6423 W. 63rd Pl. – Polish
Ward 14 – Archer Heights Library, 5055 S. Archer Ave. – Spanish and Polish
Ward 18 – Wrightwood Ashburn Library, 8530 S. Kedzie Ave. - Spanish
Ward 22 – Toman Library, 2708 S. Pulaski Ave. – Spanish
Ward 23 – Hall-St Faustina Kowalska Parish, 5157 S McVicker Ave. – Spanish and Polish
Ward 25 – Rudy Lozano Library, 1805 S. Loomis – Chinese
Ward 26 – Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy St. – Spanish 
Ward 30 – Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave. – Spanish 
Ward 31 – Portage Cragin Library, 5108 W. Belmont Ave. – Spanish and Polish 
Ward 33 – American Indian Center, 3401 W. Ainslie St. – Hindi/Urdu and Tagalog
Ward 35 – Northeastern IL University El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave. - 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. – Spanish and Urdu
Ward 40 – Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Ave. – Urdu
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 48 – Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway St. – Spanish, Chinese and Hindi 
Ward 49 – Willye B White Park, 1610 W. Howard St. – Urdu 
Ward 50 – Northtown Library, 6800 N. Western Ave. – Hindi/Urdu
Supersite – 191 N. Clark St. – Spanish, Chinese and Hindi/Urdu