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This Saturday, Woodlawn Residents Can Learn How To Safely Vote In An Unprecedented Election

You can find out about voting locations, registration and more critical information at a socially distanced Rock the Vote event.

With two weeks to go until Election Day, some neighborhoods in Chicago are facing a historic shortage in poll workers.
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WOODLAWN — Woodlawn residents are working to ensure their neighbors know where to vote for the upcoming election.

A Rock the Vote event will be held 10 a.m.–noon Saturday at Mamie Till-Mobley Park, 6404 S. Ellis Ave. Volunteers will share information about the voting process, drop-box and in-person voting locations and “grace period” registration. Social distancing and masks are required.

Amid an unprecedented election, neighbors are “just trying to make sure everybody knows in Woodlawn where to go,” said Genora Stone, president of the Mamie Till-Mobley Park Advisory Council.

Similar events are in the works for Hyde Park and South Shore, Stone said, with details forthcoming.

Stone, who is also the southeast quadrant leader for the Network of Woodlawn, encouraged her neighbors to educate themselves around the candidates and issues on the ballot before casting their vote.

“We’ve had a lot of important people march so we could have a right to vote,” Stone said. “People need to exercise their right to vote and not just sit at home.”

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