Step 1: Register to Vote
The deadline to register online using a valid state ID or last 4 digits of your social security number for the 2023 Chicago Municipal Run-off Election is March 19th. You must be 18 years old by the date of the election NOT the time of registering.
In Illinois, you can still register in-person at an early polling location from March 20th through April 3rd at your assigned polling place on Election Day, or a super site. You can view all polling places, super sites, and see Early Voting Places here.
Be sure to take your ID and a piece of mail with your address along with you if you register in person. Check out the Chicago Elections website for a list of acceptable forms of ID and polling places.
If you prefer to register to vote by mail, fill out this form. The deadline to mail in this form is March 7th, 2023.
Step 2: Create a voter plan
How will you vote in this election? Because of the pandemic, making a plan for how you’ll cast your ballot is essential. You have two options on how to vote in this election: Vote by Mail and Vote In-Person
Vote by Mail
You may use this page to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot through 5:00pm on Thursday March 30th, 2023. Election officials will begin mailing ballots to voters by March 17th, 2023 and will include a ballot card, a return envelope, a list of Vote By Mail Drop Box locations, and an “I Voted” wrist band. When you mail your ballot package, you will receive an email with a tracking system to follow the ballot mailing to your address — and then track your Ballot.
Voters must sign the eligibility oath and date the Vote By Mail return envelope before submitting their ballot. Every signature is verified before the ballot is cleared for counting. If a signature is missing or if the signature does not match the one on file, the County will notify the impacted voter to allow the voter an opportunity to provide a valid signature.
Returning Your Vote By Mail Ballot
- Return By Mail: must be postmarked before or on Election Day, April 4th 2023. It is recommended to mail your ballot at least two weeks in advance to ensure proper delivery.
- Drop-Off at Dropbox Location
- Drop-Off at Voting Center
Safe and accessible in-person voting options are available.
Step 3: Do your research!
Learn more about who and what is on the ballot and the potential impact of propositions in our communities, by visiting this nonpartisan site here.
- Official Government Election Information & Voter Guide for all types of elections via USA.GOV
- Sample Ballots & Election Information via Ballotpedia
- Voter registration check, making a plan to vote, & research candidate information via BallotReady
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who can vote by mail?
Any registered voter can vote by mail. You may use this page to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot through 5:00pm on Thursday, March 30, 2023. The Board of Elections will begin mailing ballots to voters as early as March 17th, 2023. Make sure once you receive your live ballot to not lose it; you may not be able to receive another ballot on election day or at any early voting location.
NOTE: Any mail ballot that is postmarked April 5, 2023 or later cannot be counted, by law. If a ballot envelope is placed in a US Postal Service box on or near Election Day, that envelope may be postmarked late and may not be eligible to be counted.