April 2, 2019 Run-Off Elections Overview

The April 2, 2019 Run-Off Elections will decide one-on-one contests for Mayor, City Treasurer and the Alderman in 15 of the city’s 50 Wards. Similar to February, the April 2 Run-Offs are non-partisan elections. Only the first- and second-place candidates appear on the ballots from the contests where no candidate received the majority of the votes on February 26. Polling places will be open on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in each of the city’s 2,069 precincts.

Early Voting and In-Person Registration: 51 locations open now through April 1

Early Voting begins Mon., March 18 at 51 locations in Chicago, and each site also will offer voter-registration services. Every site will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Mon., March 25 through Fri., March 29, all ward sites and the Loop Super Site will offer extended hours from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thousands of Election Judges needed for Nov. 6 election, with many openings in North Side wards

Chicago Election Board Chairwoman Marisel A. Hernandez on Wednesday encouraged Chicagoans to sign up to serve as Judges of Election to help staff the city’s precinct polling places at the Nov. 6 General Election, particularly in areas on the city’s North Side. Those who complete training and serve on election day will be paid $200. Learn more here.

Candidate Filing Begins Nov. 19, 2018 for the 2019 Municipal Elections

Candidates will file nominating petitions and related paperwork with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners at 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level, from Mon., Nov. 19 through Mon., Nov. 26. This is one of the first steps for candidates to begin to qualify for the ballots for the Feb. 26, 2019 Municipal Elections for Mayor, City Clerk and City Treasurer of Chicago and Alderman in each of the city's 50 wards.

Board statement on US Supreme Court ruling on Ohio system of cancelling voter registrations

This week, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling allowing Ohio to continue cancelling voter registrations for inactivity after mail is returned as undeliverable. Chicago Election Board leaders noted that the city's voters will not be impacted by this ruling. Chicago's voter-record maintenance programs provide more safeguards and notifications. Additionally, Illinois laws allow for online registration, Grace Period Voter Registration and Election Day Registration and soon, Automatic Voter Registration, to capture more updates to voter records based on changes in records at other state agencies, such as new or updated driver's licenses and state IDs issued by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office.