Every Congregation Counts. Every Vote Counts.
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is working with congregations across the U.S. on a Civic Engagement Campaign, Every Congregation Counts. Every Vote Counts. This nonpartisan campaign is designed to bring the full force of the Reform Movement to bear by empowering all citizens to exercise their right to vote and ensuring that Jewish voices are present in the public square, regardless of party or politics. In the period leading up to Election Day (November 6), the Social Justice Committee at KAM Isaiah Israel will be disseminating information on voter registration and on when and where to vote in Chicago.
REGISTERING TO VOTE
- To check your current voter registration status, go to: https://chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html
- To register to vote or to update your registration (new address or name change), go to: https://ova.elections.il.gov
To register online, you will need the number from an Illinois driver's license or state ID card. If you want to register at a new address, you may use a license or state ID that lists your old address.
Deadline: Sunday, October 21, 2018
You can register in-person at the Chicago Board of Elections, 175 W. Washington St. (now thru November 5), at an Early Voting site (October 22 thru November 5), or at your precinct polling place on Election Day (November 6). You must present two forms of identification, including at least one that shows your current address.
When and Where to Vote in Chicago
Voting at Your Precinct Polling Place on Election Day, November 6
Find your polling place: https://chicagoelections.com/en/your-voter-information.html
Early Voting Before Election Day
State-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about your registration, address, or signature, or if there are two voters with the same or similar names at the same address.
LOOP SUPER SITE: 175 W. Washington Street
Now thru October 28:
- Monday thru Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 29 thru November 5:
- Monday thru Saturday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CHICAGO WARD EARLY VOTING SITES
50 ward sites: October 22 thru November 5
- Monday, Oct. 22 to Saturday, Oct. 27: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 28: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 29 to Friday, Nov. 2: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 3: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Nov. 4: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Monday, Nov. 5: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ward 4: King Community Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove (open until 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 5)
Ward 5: Jackson Park, 6401 S. Stony Island
You may use any early voting site, regardless of where in the city you live. For a complete list of sites, go to: https://chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html
Voting by Mail
Any registered voter may request a vote-by-mail ballot. A completed vote-by-mail application must be post-marked no later than Tuesday, November 6. For more information, go to: https://chicagoelections.com/en/vote-by-mail.html