Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

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This is not a forum for supporting or opposing candidates, parties or referenda. Please post appropriately. The Board of Election Commissioners launched "Voter Engagement" in 2011 to work with Civic and Community Leaders to forge a strategic plan of comprehensive election reforms aimed at boosting registration and turnouts here and nationwide - for 2012 and beyond. The Board of Elections manages o

This is not a forum for supporting or opposing candidates, parties or referenda. Please post appropriately. The Board of Election Commissioners launched "Voter Engagement" in 2011 to work with Civic and Community Leaders to forge a strategic plan of comprehensive election reforms aimed at boosting registration and turnouts here and nationwide - for 2012 and beyond. The Board of Elections manages o

Operating as usual

11/08/2020

With 1,082,000 ballots now counted in latest unofficial results -- plus 62,000 more Vote By Mail ballots still to be counted and 9,000 provisional ballots to be reviewed -- Chicago's well on its way to the highest total ballots cast since 1984.
Thank you, Chicago voters!

11/04/2020

We want to take a moment to thank our election judges and poll workers who volunteered during this unprecedented election. You helped ensure this election ran smoothly and voters voices were heard. We had more applications than spots – a testament to how civic-minded Chicagoans are. We are so grateful, and we couldn’t have do it without all of you! ❤️

#ElectionDay is almost over, but you still have time to cast your ballot! Be sure to return your ballot to a Secured Dro...
11/03/2020
Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

#ElectionDay is almost over, but you still have time to cast your ballot! Be sure to return your ballot to a Secured Drop Box location or vote in-person at your assigned polling place or any Early Voting site. Polls close at 7:00PM!

#DiaDeEleccion casi ha terminado. ¡Pero aún tiene tiempo para votar! Asegúrese de devolver su boleta a un buzón asegurad...
11/03/2020
Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

#DiaDeEleccion casi ha terminado. ¡Pero aún tiene tiempo para votar! Asegúrese de devolver su boleta a un buzón asegurado, o vote en persona en su lugar de votación asignado, o en cualquier sitio de votación temprana. ¡Los precintos cierran a las 7:00 PM!

As of 2:00pm, we had over 62% voter turnout with more than 990,000 ballots cast! Thus far, the 25-34 age group has cast ...
11/03/2020

As of 2:00pm, we had over 62% voter turnout with more than 990,000 ballots cast! Thus far, the 25-34 age group has cast the most votes.

Chicago turnout numbers as of 2:00PM. #ElectionDay #PlanYourVote

The United Center Super Site is open until 7:00pm tonight! Any Chicago voter can cast their vote here. There are even fr...
11/03/2020

The United Center Super Site is open until 7:00pm tonight! Any Chicago voter can cast their vote here. There are even free snacks & music while you wait! #electionday #planyourvote

Happy #ElectionDay, Chicago! Friendly reminder, if you are mailing in your ballot, it must be postmarked Today! You can ...
11/03/2020
Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

Happy #ElectionDay, Chicago! Friendly reminder, if you are mailing in your ballot, it must be postmarked Today! You can also drop it off at a Secured Drop Box location Before 7:00pm when polls close. #PlanYourVote

There is still time to vote! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic election! #PlanYourVote
11/02/2020
There’s Still Time to Vote: How to Make Sure Your Vote is Counted

There is still time to vote! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this historic election! #PlanYourVote

Election Day is around the corner, but if you haven’t yet made it to the polls, don’t fret — there’s still plenty of time to cast your ballot. We check in with Chicago Board of Elections Commissioner Jonathan Swain.

11/02/2020

Safety is our top priority. Whether you are voting in a polling place or voting by mail this year, you should rest assured we are taking every precaution to keep everyone safe & healthy this election. #PlanYourVote

11/02/2020

We want to take a moment to thank the more 752,000 Chicagoans who have Voted Early or sent their mail-in ballot back already! Early turnout has been incredible, and we are so excited so many Chicagoans are exercising their right to vote. #PlanYourVote #VoteEarly

아직 유권자 등록을 하지 않으셨습니까? 최근에 이사를 해서 유권자 등록 정보를 바꾸셔야 하나요? 🏠 온라인 마감일은 이미 지났지만, 조기 투표장이나 귀하의 투표장에서 둘 다 하실 수 있습니다! 신분증 두개를 지참하셔...
11/01/2020
Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

아직 유권자 등록을 하지 않으셨습니까? 최근에 이사를 해서 유권자 등록 정보를 바꾸셔야 하나요? 🏠 온라인 마감일은 이미 지났지만, 조기 투표장이나 귀하의 투표장에서 둘 다 하실 수 있습니다! 신분증 두개를 지참하셔야 하고 최소한 하나에는 귀하의 현재 주소가 나와 있어야 합니다. #당신의투표를계획하세요

還沒有登記投票? 最近搬遷並要更新你的選民登記紀錄? 雖然網上登記期限已過, 但你可前往提前投票地點或你的選區分區票投票站辦理。你必須出示兩種身份證明, 其中一種要顯示你目前的地址。#計劃你的投票
11/01/2020
Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

還沒有登記投票? 最近搬遷並要更新你的選民登記紀錄? 雖然網上登記期限已過, 但你可前往提前投票地點或你的選區分區票投票站辦理。你必須出示兩種身份證明, 其中一種要顯示你目前的地址。#計劃你的投票

Lyft wants to make sure you VOTE this election day! They are providing 50% off Lyft & Divvy rides to all polling and Sec...
11/01/2020

Lyft wants to make sure you VOTE this election day! They are providing 50% off Lyft & Divvy rides to all polling and Secured Drop Box locations with the code 2020VOTE. #PlanYourVote

¿Aún no te has registrado para votar? ¿Te mudaste recientemente y necesitas actualizar tu registro de votante? 🏠 La fech...
11/01/2020
Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

¿Aún no te has registrado para votar? ¿Te mudaste recientemente y necesitas actualizar tu registro de votante? 🏠 La fecha límite en línea ha pasado, pero puedes hacerlo en cualquier sitio de votación temprana o en tu lugar de votación. Debes mostrar DOS formas de identificación y al menos UNA identificación debe incluir tu dirección actual. #PlanificaTuVoto

Haven't registered to vote yet?  Moved recently and need to update your voter registration? 🏠 The online deadline has pa...
11/01/2020
Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

Haven't registered to vote yet? Moved recently and need to update your voter registration? 🏠 The online deadline has passed, but you can do either at any Early Voting site or your polling location! You must show TWO forms of ID & at least ONE ID must list your current address. #PlanYourVote

선거일까지 겨우 사흘 남았습니다. 투표하실 계획을 세우셨나요? 미리 투표하세요! #당신의투표를계획하세요
10/31/2020

선거일까지 겨우 사흘 남았습니다. 투표하실 계획을 세우셨나요? 미리 투표하세요! #당신의투표를계획하세요

Estamos a solo 3 días del día de las elecciones. ¿Tienes un plan para votar? ¡Vota temprano! #PlanificaTuVoto
10/31/2020

Estamos a solo 3 días del día de las elecciones. ¿Tienes un plan para votar? ¡Vota temprano! #PlanificaTuVoto

We are just 3 days away from Election Day. Do you have a plan to vote?  Vote Early!  #PlanYourVote
10/31/2020

We are just 3 days away from Election Day. Do you have a plan to vote? Vote Early! #PlanYourVote

10/31/2020

Add a pen to your voting checklist this year. They help us keep our polling locations as sanitary as possible and help us cut down on waste! Thank you in advance! ❤

10/30/2020

알림 : 귀하의 우편 투표 용지 반송 봉투는 선거일 - 11 월 3 일 화요일까지 소인이 찍혀 있어야합니다! 지체하지 마시고, 투표를 완료하셔서 이번 선거에서 귀하의 투표가 확실히 개수될 수 있도록 하세요! #당신의투표를계획하세요

10/30/2020

溫馨提示:你的郵寄選票必須載有選舉日即11月3日星期二或之前的郵戳!不要延誤,立即行動,確保你的選票在這次選舉獲到計算!#計劃你的投票

Planning to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd? Lyft is providing free and discounted rides to those who need t...
10/30/2020

Planning to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd? Lyft is providing free and discounted rides to those who need them. #PlanYourVote

10/30/2020

REMINDER: Your Mail In Ballot must be postmarked by Election Day – Tuesday, November 3rd! Don't delay, get it done and make sure your vote counts in this election! #PlanYourVote

10/30/2020

RECORDATORIO: ¡Tu boleta electoral por correo debe tener sello postal en o antes del día de las elecciones, martes 3 de noviembre! ¡No te demores, hazlo y asegúrate de que tu voto cuente en esta elección! #PlanificaTuVoto

10/30/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

PREPARING FOR A SAFE ELECTION: Mayor Lightfoot joins City leaders to announce preparedness and safety plans for the upcoming election.

10/29/2020

Planning to vote at one of our early voting locations? BYOP (Bring Your Own Pen 🙂)! They help us keep our polling locations clean & cut down on waste. ✅ 🗳️ 🖊️ #VoteEarly #PlanYourVote

¡Hoy es el ÚLTIMO DÍA para solicitar su boleta de voto por correo! Haga la votación una prioridad y solicite su boleta h...
10/29/2020

¡Hoy es el ÚLTIMO DÍA para solicitar su boleta de voto por correo! Haga la votación una prioridad y solicite su boleta hoy en ChicagoElections.gov/VoteByMail. Asegúrese de completar su boleta y devolverla en su sobre de devolución, firmado y sellado tan pronto como sea posible, o mejor aún, déjelo en uno de nuestros buzones asegurados ubicados en 50 sitios por toda la ciudad.

Today is the LAST DAY to request your Vote By Mail ballot! Make voting a priority and request your ballot today at Chica...
10/29/2020

Today is the LAST DAY to request your Vote By Mail ballot! Make voting a priority and request your ballot today at ChicagoElections.gov/VoteByMail. Be sure to complete your ballot and return it in your signed, sealed Ballot Return Envelope as soon as possible. you can mail it in, or drop it off at one of our 50+ Secured Drop Boxes throughout the City.

10/29/2020

NEW ANNOUNCEMENT! In an effort to make voting as easy & accessible to Chicagoans as possible, the United Center will be an Election Day Voting Super Site! On 11/3, any Chi voter can come and:

• Register to #Vote
• Drop off your mail-in ballot
• Vote in person

Learn more at unitedcenter.com/vote. #PlanYourVote

Address

69 W Washington St, Ste 800
Chicago, IL
60602

General information

Through the "Voter Engagement: 2012" project, the Election Board returned to its community-based roots. Founded in a reform movement in the 1880s, championed by Chicago Tribune Publisher Joseph Medill, the Board of Elections was formed to place the electoral franchise under the management of election administrators with an independent board, instead of elected officials. Voters authorized the creation of the Election Board, whose Commissioners are appointed by the Courts. By law, the Commissioners must represent both of the state's top two political parties, and the Commissioners and the Board staff cannot participate in campaigns or run for office.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(312) 269-7900

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Voters created the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago through ballot initiatives in 1885. The Election Board was part of a reform movement to ensure professional management of voter registration records and elections -- and ending the practice of elected officials counting the ballots at their own elections. This reform was championed by civic leaders including Chicago Tribune publisher Joseph Medill, who also served as mayor in rebuilding the city after the Great Chicago Fire.

The Board of Election Commissioners manages one of the largest election authorities in the nation with approximately 1.5 million voters. In recent years, the Board has championed a series of election reforms, including: online registration, Election Day registration, automatic voter registration and expanded options for Vote By Mail and Early Voting.

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