Early Voting is Now Open in All of Chicago's 50 Wards for the February 28th Municipal Election

CHICAGO, IL - Early Voting in all of Chicago’s 50 Wards started today, Monday, February 13, and will be open through Monday, February 27. These sites are open Weekdays from 9:00am to 6pm; Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm; and Sundays from 10:00am to 4:00pm. All Early Voting locations will also be open as Vote Centers on Election Day, Tuesday, February 28, from 6:00am to 7:00pm. Any voter living in Chicago can vote at any of these sites, no matter where they live in the city. All Early Voting sites are fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Currently, nearly 4,000 voters have Early Voted for the February 28th Municipal Election.

Voters can still apply to Vote By Mail and the deadline to apply is February 23rd at 5:00pm, though the Board recommends applying before then. Secure Drop Boxes at all 50 Ward sites are now open, and voters who choose to return their Vote By Mail ballot at any Drop Box at an Early Voting site, the Supersite at 191 N. Clark, or the Board Offices at 69 W. Washington.

Currently, there have been over 200,000 applications to Vote By Mail in Chicago, with nearly 38,000 Vote By Mail ballots already returned.

“Make a plan to vote before Feb. 28th. There are many options for voters to cast their ballot, and we cannot be for certain what the weather is going to be like on Election Day. With the winter we’ve had so far, it could be frigid temperatures or a blizzard, or it could even be raining. So please do not wait until the last second – make a plan to vote and do it today,” said Marisel Hernandez, Chairwoman, Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.

Online voter registration has now closed in Illinois ahead of the February 28th Municipal Election. Voters who still need to register to vote, as well as file a name or address change, can still do so at any Early Voting site ahead of and on Election Day, as well as at their precinct polling place on Election Day. Voters will need to bring two forms of ID, one of those which shows their current address.

Voters can go to the Your Voter Information page to verify their voter registration status ahead of the election, see and print their sample ballot, view the locations of nearby Early Voting sites, locate their precinct polling place for Election Day, and check on the status of their Vote By Mail application.


The full list of all 50 Ward Early Voting sites:

Ward 1 - Goldblatt's Building, 1615 W. Chicago Ave. 

Ward 2 - Near North Library, 310 W. Division St.

Ward 3 - Dawson Technical Institute, 3901 S. State St.

Ward 4 - Dr. Martin Luther King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. 

Ward 5 - Southside YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island Ave.

Ward 6 - Whitney Young Library, 415 E. 79th St. 

Ward 7 - Trumbull Park, 2400 E. 105th St.

Ward 8 - Olive Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave. 

Ward 9 - Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St.

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

Ward 11 - McGuane Park, 2901 S. Poplar Ave.

Ward 12 - McKinley Park Library, 1915 W. 35th St. 

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

Ward 14 - Archer Heights Library, 5055 S. Archer Ave. 

Ward 15 - Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.

Ward 16 - Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen Ave.

Ward 17 - Thurgood Marshall Library, 7506 S. Racine Ave.

Ward 18 - Wrightwood Ashburn Library, 8530 S. Kedzie Ave. 

Ward 19 - Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St.

Ward 20 - Bessie Coleman Library, 731 E. 63rd St. 

Ward 21 - West Pullman Library, 830 W. 119th St. 

Ward 22 - Toman Library, 2708 S. Pulaski Rd.

Ward 23 - Hall - St Faustina Kowalska Parish, 5157 S. McVicker Ave.

Ward 24 - St. Agatha Catholic Parish, 3151 W. Douglas Ave.

Ward 25 - Rudy Lozano Library, 1805 S. Loomis St. 

Ward 26 - Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N. Troy St. 

Ward 27 - Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph Ave.

Ward 28 - Westside Learning Center, 4624 W. Madison St. 

Ward 29 - Amundsen Park, 6200 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Ward 30 - Kilbourn Park, 3501 N. Kilbourn Ave.

Ward 31 - Portage Cragin Library. 5108 W. Belmont Ave.

Ward 32 - Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave. 

Ward 33 - American Indian Center, 3401 W. Ainsle St.

Ward 34 - UIC Student Center, 750 S. Halsted St.

Ward 35 - Northeastern IL University El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave. 

Ward 36 - West Belmont Library, 3104 N. Narrangansett Ave.

Ward 37 - West Chicago Library, 4856 W. Chicago Ave.

Ward 38 - Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr. 

Ward 39 - North Park Village Admin Bldg, 5801 N. Pulaski 

Ward 40 - Budlong Wood Library, 5630 N. Lincoln Ave.

Ward 41 - Roden Library, 6083 N. Northwest Hw. 

Ward 42 - Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St.

Ward 43 - Lincoln Park Branch Library, 1150 W. Fullerton Ave. 

Ward 44 - Merlo Library, 644 W. Belmont Ave.

Ward 45 - Kolping Society of Chicago, 5826 N. Elston Ave. 

Ward 46 - Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.

Ward 47 - Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave. 

Ward 48 - Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway St. 

Ward 49 - Willye B White Park, 1610 W. Howard St. 

Ward 50 - Northtown Library, 6800 N. Western Ave.


These University sites will be open for Early Voting February 22 through February 24 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Dr. 
Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis 
University of Chicago - Reynolds Club, 1131 E. 57th St.

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