CHICAGO — More than 401,000 Chicagoans have already voted by mail, breaking the city’s record.
But there are thousands who have not yet submitted their ballots, according to the Chicago Board of Elections. And at this point in the election, officials are urging those people to bring their ballot to a secured drop box rather than mail it in to ensure it’s counted.
“Although you can drop your ballot in the U.S. mail, we highly recommend that you use one of our secured drop boxes,” Marisel Hernandez, chair of the Chicago Board of Elections, said at a Monday news conference.
People who applied to vote by mail can also still vote in person. If that applies to you, you’ll have to take your mail-in ballot to a polling place and surrender it; or, if you never received a mail-in ballot, you’ll have to sign an affidavit. After that, you’ll be able to vote in person.
Mail-in ballots can be submitted to all early voting locations and a select few libraries Monday.
But come Tuesday, the library drop boxes while be closed, but new ones will take ballots at the United Center, Sox Park and Wrigley Field. There will not be drop boxes at people’s home precinct polling places.
Here’s where you can bring your mail-in ballots on Tuesday:
All ballots will be accepted through 7 p.m. Tuesday.
24-hour drop box, 69 W. Washington St.
Loop Super Site at Clark & Lake, 191 N. Clark St.
Ward 1: Goldblatts Building, 1615 W. Chicago Ave.
Ward 2: Ogden Elementary School, 24 W. Walton St.
Ward 3: Beethoven Elementary School, 25 W. 47th St.
Ward 4: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove
Ward 5: Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave.
Ward 6: Deneen Elementary School, 7257 S. State St.
Ward 7: Burnham Elementary School, 9928 S. Crandon Ave.
Ward 8: Olive Harvey College, 10001 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Ward 9: Curtis Elementary School, 32 E. 115th St.
Ward 10: Sadlowski Elementary School, 3930 E. 105th St.
Ward 11: Sheridan Elementary School, 533 W. 27th St.
Ward 12: Kelly High School, 4136 S. California Ave.
Ward 13: West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St.
Ward 14: Edwards Elementary School, 4815 S. Karlov Ave.
Ward 15: Carson Elementary School, 5516 S. Maplewood Ave.
Ward 16: Lindblom Park, 6054 S. Damen Ave.
Ward 17: Southside High School, 7342 S. Hoyne Ave.
Ward 18: Carroll Elementary School, 2929 W. 83rd St.
Ward 19: Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.
Ward 20: Fiske Elementary School, 6020 S. Langley Ave.
Ward 21: Turner-Drew Language Acad., 9300 S. Princeton Ave.
Ward 22: Ortiz De Dominguez Elementary School, 3000 S. Lawndale Ave.
Ward 23: Dore Elementary School, 7134 W. 65th St.
Ward 24: Herzl Elementary School, 3711 W. Douglas Blvd.
Ward 25: Jungman Elementary School, 1746 S. Miller St.
Ward 26: Casals Elementary School 3501, W. Potomac Ave.
Ward 27: Suder Elementary School, 2022 W. Washington Blvd
Ward 28: Westside Learning Center, 4624 W. Madison St.
Ward 29: Burbank Elementary School, 2035 N. Mobile Ave.
Ward 30: Lorca Elementary School, 3231 N. Springfield Ave.
Ward 31: Falconer Elementary School, 3020 N. Lamon Ave.
Ward 32: Pulaski Elementary School, 2230 W. McLean Ave.
Ward 33: Bateman Elementary School, 4220 N. Richmond St.
Ward 34: Dunne Elementary School, 10845 S. Union Ave.
Ward 35: NEIU El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave.
Ward 36: Hanson Park Elementary School, 5411 W. Fullerton Ave.
Ward 37: McNair Elementary School, 4820 W. Walton St.
Ward 38: Hiawatha Park, 8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr.
Ward 39: Sauganash Elementary School, 6040 N. Kilpatrick Ave.
Ward 40: Mather High School, 5835 N. Lincoln Ave.
Ward 41: Oriole Park Elementary School, 5424 N. Oketo Ave.
Ward 42: Maggie Daley Park, 337 E. Randolph St.
Ward 43: Lincoln Park High School, 2001 N. Orchard St.
Ward 44: Inter American Elementary School, 851 W. Waveland Ave.
Ward 45: Hitch Elementary School, 5625 N. McVicker Ave.
Ward 46: Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.
Ward 47: Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
Ward 48: Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway
Ward 49: New Field Elementary School, 1707 W. Morse Ave.
Ward 50: Warren Park, 6601 N. Western Ave.
United Center, 1901 W. Madison St.
Wrigley Field, Gallagher Way gate outside the ballpark, near Clark Street
Guaranteed Rate Field, Shields Avenue just north of 35th Street
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