Election Day Information

Mar 12, 2024

Vote YES on Ballot Question 1, aka Bring Chicago Home

Bring Chicago Home is a proposal that will:

  • INCREASE the real estate transfer tax on all property purchases bought for more than $1 million & DECREASE for properties bought for less than $1 million
  • The real estate transfer tax is NOT a property tax; it is a ONE-time tax paid by the buyer 
  • This would generate, on average, at least $100 million every year in new funding for permanent affordable housing with supportive services for people experiencing any form of homelessness
  • Learn more about Bring Chicago Home

Other Ballot Items

This election is a federal Primary election, meaning an opportunity to select the candidate to represent your party in the general election

For more information about races on this ballot, go to:

How do I vote?

Ways to vote:

  • By mail
    • March 14 (by 5pm): last day to apply to vote by mail for the March 19 election
    • February 8: first day of mailing VBM ballots
    • Return your ballot:
      • By mail (must be postmarked by 7pm on March 19)
      • In a Secured Drop Box at any Early Voting location before or on March 19 or vote center on March 19, or in person to the Election Board at 69 W. Washington, Sixth Floor
    • All ballots mailed, postmarked or certified on or before March 19 at 7pm may be counted if it arrives within 14 days
  • Early [in person]
    • March 4 – March 19: first day of Early Voting in all 50 Wards
    • March 18: last day of Early Voting (all EV sites will be open on March 19)
    • Hours:
      • Weekdays: 9:00am – 6:00pm
      • Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
      • Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
    • North Side Sites:
      • Uptown: Truman College (1145 W. Wilson)
      • Edgewater: Edgewater Library (6000 N. Broadway)
      • Rogers Park: Willye White Park (1510 W. Howard)
  • Election Day [in person]
    • March 19, 6am – 7pm: at your assigned polling place or any EV site

Who Can Vote?

Who can vote? 

  • A US citizen
  • At least 18 years old by Election Day (17-year-olds can vote in the primary if they will be 18 by the general; 16-year-olds can pre-register so they can vote when they turn 18)
  • Have been a resident at their address at least 30 days prior to Election Day
  • Not currently incarcerated for a felony conviction; you can still vote even in cases of pretrial detention, misdemeanors, probation, or parole
  • Not registered to vote elsewhere

How Can I Register to Vote?

How do you register to vote?

  • Online (by March 3: you can  register online at your new address using an IL state ID or IL driver’s license that still has your old address)

Same Day (Early Voting & Election Day): you must show two (2) forms of ID – at least one (1) ID must list your current address

Access for People with Disabilities

  • Voters can request curbside voting if they are unable to gain access to their polling places because of structural features of the building
  • Before Election Day: call 312-269-3259 or email AD*******@ch**************.gov
  • On Election Day: call 312-269-7870 with any questions

Language Access

  • Some polling places will have assigned bilingual poll workers and paper ballots in Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, and Polish
  • Every polling place in Chicago has a touchscreen voting machine and audio ballot in 12 languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Tagalog, Polish, Gujarati, Urdu, Ukrainian, Arabic, and Russian
  • Voters with limited English proficiency have the right to bring an interpreter to help them understand and cast a ballot; voters can choose who they want to help them, except the person cannot be the voter’s employer or labor union representative

Join us to build a diverse, united North Side of Chicago acting powerfully for our shared values of racial, social, and economic justice in communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.