CHICAGO — Chicago’s polls don’t give out “I Voted” stickers — but there’s still a way to get them for this one election.
The Wing, a women’s coworking space and networking group opening this spring, is handing out “I Voted” stickers at polls for the runoff election Tuesday. The stickers are meant to raise awareness of the historic election, which will see either Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle become Chicago’s first black woman mayor, a Wing spokeswoman said.
The stickers will be handed out 5-7 p.m. at two polling places: the Ace Hotel, 311 N. Morgan St., and at the Wicker Fieldhouse, 1425 N. Damen Ave. They’ll also hand them out around the Fulton Market District.
“We felt it was important for us to stand in solidarity with this important moment in women’s history by creating these stickers and giving folks a way to show they were proud to vote in such a historic election,” the spokeswoman said.
Chicagoans don’t traditionally get stickers when they vote (supposedly because polling places got sick of voters putting the stickers all over their walls). Instead, voters get a white wristband that says, “I VOTED! DID YOU?” in red and blue letters.
The wristbands are now used in other cities across the United States, but Chicagoans still frequently take to social media to ask why they don’t get stickers after voting.
Voting ends 7 p.m. Tuesday.