The Chicago City Council’s remap of its 50 wards this year means new
polling places for Chicago residents looking to cast their ballots tomorrow.
is going to be an issue for some of our voters who don’t check their
polling places,” acknowledged Langdon Neal, chairman for the Chicago
Board of Election at a press conference this morning. “If you do not
follow the instructions and you don’t check your polling place, you
Neal said that Chicago voters uncertain about where
to vote tomorrow can call the Chicago Board of Elections at 312-269-7870
and “we can tell you where to go.”
Windy City voters may also
text message their street address to 312-361-8846 to get their polling
place. For example, the common address number then street format of 1234
W. 56th St. would produce a reply text with a polling place.
gave these nitty-gritty logistics at a press conference intended to
promote the success of early voting in Chicago and suburban Cook County.
Neal and Cook County Clerk Orr say the percentage of registered voters who participated in early balloting this year set a new record.