With Severe Weather Predicted for Election Day on April 4th, Chicago Board of Elections Urges Voters to Early Vote

CHICAGO – With severe weather predicted for the afternoon on Election Day, the Chicago Board of Elections urged voters today to early vote on Monday, April 3rd or vote early in the day on Tuesday, April 4th.


“The National Weather Service is predicting damaging winds and hail as well as potential tornadoes for the afternoon and evening on Election Day, April 4th. If they can, we urge Chicago voters to take advantage of the last day of Early Voting this Monday, April 3rd and to return their Vote By Mail ballots back to any Secure Dropbox in the city. Don’t delay and vote today,” said Max Bever, Director of Public Information, Chicago Board of Elections.


Early Voting is open at all 50 Ward locations on Monday, April 3rd from 9:00am to 6:00pm. The two downtown Early Voting sites – the Supersite (191 N. Clark) and Board Offices (69 W. Washington, 6th Floor) – are open from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Click here to see all Early Voting sites in Chicago


All 50 Ward Early Voting sites and the Board Supersite (191 N. Clark) will be open as vote centers on Election Day. All locations are ADA-compliant and fully accessible to voters with disabilities.


Vote By Mail voters are also urged to return their ballot to any of 52 Secure Dropboxes in the city by the close of Early Voting polls tomorrow, Monday, April 3rd to ensure the ballot will be processed and counted for Election Night, April 4th.

Click here for a list of all Secure Dropboxes in Chicago


If a voter hasn’t received their Vote By Mail ballot in the mail yet, they can still vote in person at any of these Early Voting sites or on Election Day – a voter should let an election judge know their ballot has not yet arrived, they will be asked to sign a form, then the voter can vote a regular ballot on the spot.

Media Contact:
Max Bever