By Karlie Sanchez
The 2023 runoff elections are coming up April 4, and voters will cast ballots for mayor, aldermen, police district councils and other positions. This guide offers specifics of how and where to vote.
Hours for Polling Locations
6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling place here.
Eligibility to Vote
- You must be a US Citizen
- Be born on or before Feb. 28, 2005
- Live in your precinct least 30 days before the election
- Not be in prison or jail serving time for a conviction. Ex-convicts who have been released from prison/jail and who meet all other requirements listed above are eligible to register and vote in Illinois. Ex-convicts who have been released and are on parole/probation ARE eligible to register and vote in Illinois.
Early voting in all 50 Wards of Chicago and at the two downtown Chicago sites for the April runoff will begin Monday, March 20 and run through April 4 (Election Day). All 50 ward early voting sites and the Board Supersite (191 N. Clark St. ) will be open as vote centers on Election Day. All locations are ADA-compliant and fully accessible to voters with disabilities.
March 20 – April 4
Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Election Day: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Supersite (191 N. Clark) and Board Offices (69 W. Washington) will have extended Weekday hours, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31, and on Monday, April 3.
Same-day registration is available at all early voting sites and on Election Day. Voters must bring two forms of ID, with at least one that includes their current address. In Illinois, you do NOT need to show identification to vote after you have voted the first time, nor should election workers ask you for ID. You can vote on Election Day or early, and in-person or by mail. In addition, you can also request your ballot and election materials in a non-English language.
Voting by Mail
Your application to vote by mail must be received by 5 p.m. on Feb. 23. Once you receive your ballot, fill it out and then mail it in, or put it in an official drop-box.
Voting on Election Day
You can vote in person on Election Day at the precinct/polling location assigned based on your address or at the 50 early voting locations across the city.