I voted yesterday and it feels good! I encourage you to get out there and do the same!
The Chicago Board of Elections opened early voting across the city earlier this week… so that means you don’t have to go downtown to the Super Site to vote early now. You can vote or drop off your mail-in ballot right in your ward or anywhere in the city if you’re out and about.
Heads up, your early voting location may have changed and possibly your Election Day precinct polling place, too. They made the switch to larger locations to accommodate proper distancing.
You may also have to wait a bit. I was only in line for about 5 minutes, but some friends have been saying it’s taking an hour or so to get in. Be patient and get your vote on!
There are also a lot of judges on the ballot this election. It's so important to do your homework on who they are and what they do. Judges’ decisions affect our lives and the lives of those we love in very real ways. And there are judges whose terms are up this election who have been involved in controversy and rendered decisions many consider detrimental to our community.
I won’t ever tell you how to vote or who to vote for or against – that’s always your choice. What I will do is give you the resources you need to cast your vote and make an informed decision. And here they are:
- Get info on early voting in Chicago here.
- Print out your sample ballot in Chicago to make it easy and quick once you get to the polls here.
- For more information on the candidates and judges up for election this year, visit Injustice Watch and Chicago Votes for easy to use guides and recommendations they've compiled to align with your beliefs and what you want for our community.
- And for further resources in suburban Cook County and other counties in the area, check out this handy guide from my friends at Chicago Public Square.
Make your voice heard!