Saturday, January 30, 2016

Voting In The Primary -- What You Need To Know

Election Day is Tuesday, March 15th. It's primary day for most offices, and a full election for a handful. The ballot is lengthy. It includes judges, ward committeemen, Presidential preference, delegates for the Presidential conventions, U.S. senator and representatives, state senators and representatives, county clerk, state's attorney, comptroller, and many more.

Due to the length of the ballot, we strongly encourage you to vote early. It's faster (all electronic machines, as opposed to paper ballots on Election Day) and you can choose when and where to vote (on Election Day, you must vote in your own precinct only).

So here's what you need to know:
  • If you want to register during the grace period (February 17-March 14), you can do so at any early voting site. You must vote at the time of registration. Bring government-issued photo ID with you.
  • Early voting. You must bring a government-issued photo ID with you.
  • Available downtown (69 West Washington) only after about February 17th.
  • Available throughout the city. You can vote at any early voting site, not just the one in your ward. All the early voting sites are here. These are the ones closest to Uptown:
  • Truman College, 1145 West Wilson, open Monday through Saturday, February 29 - March 12, 9am-5pm
  • Welles Park, 2333 West Sunnyside, open every day, February 29 through March 14. Hours are varied: Monday, February 29 through Saturday, March 5, 9am-5pm; Sunday, March 6, 10am-4pm; Monday, March 7, 9am-5pm; Tuesday, March 9 through Friday, March 11, 9am-7pm; Saturday, March 12, 9am-5pm; Sunday, March 13, 10am-4pm; Monday, March 14, 9am-5pm
  • Edgewater Library, 6000 North Broadway, open Monday through Saturday, February 29 - March 12, 9am-5pm
  • Merlo Library, 644 West Belmont, open Monday through Saturday, February 29 - March 12, 9am-5pm

1 comment:

  1. Do any Uptown-area organization hold voter registration drives leading up to the general election?