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First-Time Voters Can Join A Parade To The Polls For Early Voting At Weekend Event

Organizers hope to gather thousands of first-time voters during the Saturday event in Grant Park.

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DOWNTOWN — First-time voters are being encouraged to participate in a Parade to the Polls this weekend.

Organizers hope to gather at least 2,018 first-time voters for the Saturday event. They’ll first rally in Grant Park, where there will be live music from local artists like King Louie and Kami, and there will be booths with information about voting. Voters will be given “the information they need to cast an informed ballot,” according to a news release.

Afterward, attendees will march to a voting site at 175 W. Washington St. for early voting. High school marching bands and other performers will accompany the voters.

The event is being organized as part of an effort between the Women’s March and Chicago Votes to “center the voices of young people while activating a base of first-time voters,” according to the organizations.

Participants will meet 9 a.m. Saturday at Grant Park near Congress Parkway and Columbus Drive.