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16-Year-Olds May Now Pre-Register to Vote in Illinois

Starting January 1, 2024, 16-year-olds may pre-register to vote online through the Illinois State Board of Elections website. 16-year-olds will have their application held in abeyance until voting age.

To vote in the upcoming 2024 elections, you must be 17 years old on or before the date of the Primary Election (3/19/2024) and turn 18 on or before the date of the General Election (11/5/2024).

Proclamation of Final Results for the April 4, 2023 Municipal Run-Off Election in the City of Chicago

Today, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners met to officially declare and proclaim the results of the April 4 2023 Municipal Run-Off Election. The City of Chicago saw 613,795 ballots cast for a 38.67% citywide turnout for 1,587,153 registered voters.

Chicago Board of Elections Urges Voters to Return Their Vote By Mail Ballot As Soon As They Can

The Chicago Board of Elections urges voters who recently applied or received their Vote By Mail ballot to return it via Dropbox before Monday, April 3rd to be counted for Election Night, April 4th. Vote By Mail applications for the April 4th Municipal Run-Off Election close at 5:00pm this Thursday, March 30th – voters can choose to receive a ballot in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Korean, or Tagalog.

Chicago Wards and Precincts with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Assistance for Election Day on April 4th

Ahead of the April 4th Municipal Run-Off 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.