Get Ready to Vote: Learn about Vote by Mail & Early Voting
From the Chicago Board of Elections Commission
NOTICE: Due to Covid-19, voters are encouraged to use Vote By Mail or Early Voting before Election Day on Nov. 3, 2020.
NEW THIS FALL: Secured Drop Boxes with date/time stamps will be available at every Early Voting site for Vote By Mail voters to submit their Ballot Return Envelopes from Oct. 14-Nov. 3.
Every voter is encouraged to wear a facemask that covers the mouth and nose, whether visiting to use Early Voting or to use a Secured Drop Box.
Voters in line must practice social distancing with 6 feet (2 meters) of space between persons in line.
For the Nov. 3 General Election, Chicago voters may use any Early Voting & Registration location in the city from Oct. 14 through Nov. 3. Voters may use any Early Voting location.
Any ballots that voters cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. It is a felony to vote more than once — or to attempt to vote more than once — in the same election.
Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address, signature or if there are two voters at the same address with the same names or similar names.
Registration services are available at every Early Voting site. Two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address, are needed to register for the first time or to file a name change or an address update.
Locations & Hours for Early Voting (and Secured Drop Boxes for Vote By Mail)
The list of locations and hours will be available at this site in September 2020.
Find more information here.