Chicago voters can cast their ballot in the runoff contest for mayor and in one of a dozen likely runoffs for City Council seats starting March 20, election officials announced.
Election Day is April 4. The contest for mayor pits Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson against Paul Vallas, the top two finishers in the Feb. 28 election.
All Chicagoans can cast their votes at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners supersite at 191 N. Clark St. and the board’s office at 69 W. Washington St., 6th floor. Early voting sites will also open in each of Chicago’s 50 wards.
In all, 12 races are poised for a runoff on April 4, as of the latest returns:
- 4th Ward: Lamont Robinson v. Prentice Butler
- 5th Ward: Desmond Yancy v. Martina Hone
- 6th Ward: William Hall v. Richard Wooten
- 10th Ward: Peter Chico v. Ana Guajardo
- 11th Ward: Nicole Lee v. Anthony Ciaravino
- 24th Ward: Monique Scott v. Creative Scott
- 30th Ward: Jessica Gutierrez v. Ruth Cruz
- 36th Ward: Gilbert Villegas v. Lori Torres Whitt
- 43rd Ward: Timmy Knudsen v. Brian Comer
- 45th Ward: Jim Gardiner v. Megan Mathias
- 46th Ward: Angela Clay v. Kim Walz
- 48th Ward: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth v. Joe Dunne.
Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st Ward) and Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th Ward) will avoid runoffs by just a handful of votes, according to unofficials returns. The Feb. 28 election is set to be certified on March 14.
Voting will take place at all locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through April 4, officials said. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Those unsure about whether their ward has changed can look up their address on the city’s website.
Chicago voters, regardless of their address, can register to vote and cast a ballot at any early voting location through Election Day.
Two forms of government-issued identification, one of which shows the voter’s current address, are needed to register for the first time or to file a name change or update an address, officials said.
All Chicago voters can also cast their ballot by mail, with applications due by March 30. Completed mail ballots can be dropped off at any early voting location. Mail ballots are scheduled to be sent out to voters starting March 18, officials said.
Voters can cast a ballot at their assigned precinct polling place on Election Day, or head to an early voting location in each of Chicago’s 50 wards, which will remain open as vote centers on Election Day, officials said. Voters can also go to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners supersite at 191 N. Clark St.
Completed mail ballots can be dropped off on Election Day at any of the vote centers or the board’s office at 69 W. Washington St., 6th floor.
Mail ballots must be postmarked no later than April 4 and arrive by April 18 to be counted, officials said.
Those who receive a mail ballot but wish to vote in person should take the ballot they got in the mail to any early voting site or their precinct polling place and surrender it to an election judge. They will then be issued a new ballot, officials said.
The election is the first to reflect the ward map drawn by members of the City Council to reflect the results of the 2023 census.
Chicagoans can register to vote, or update their name or address, and cast a ballot on Election Day at any early voting location or precinct polling place, as long as they have two forms of government-issued identification, one of which shows the voter’s current address, officials said.