CHICAGO — The city’s ward boundaries changed in 2022 — which means you could be voting in a new location when you head to the polls this spring.
The city’s wards were remapped during a controversial process in 2022. The city must redraw ward boundaries every 10 years, the year after each Census, to reflect changes.
Chicagoans are now heading to the polls for the Feb. 28 municipal election, voting for the alderperson who will represent their new ward when they take office this May.
But that’s caused a bit of confusion: Should you be voting for an alderperson in your new ward — or the old one? And where is your polling place?
The answer: You are voting for an alderperson to represent your new ward. And polling places can change, so you should always check where you are supposed to go if you are voting on Election Day.
Here’s what you need to know:
Finding Your Ward
If you’re not sure which ward your home now falls into, you can enter your address in our map:
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You can also see which precinct, ward and other political regions you live in on the Chicago Board of Elections website. Go here.
Finding Your Polling Place
Where you can vote depends on when you want to vote. Here are your options:
Early Voting: You can vote at any early voting site in the city prior to Feb. 28.
Two Downtown early voting sites have opened. Neighborhood early voting sites will open Feb. 13.
Election Day: You have options for where to vote on Election Day, which is Feb. 28.
If you want to vote at your precinct polling place, you can find it on the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners website. Go here.
But you can also vote at any of the neighborhood early voting sites on Election Day, too.
Polling places are open 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Election Day.
More Voting Info
Have more questions about voting? Check out our guide with everything you need to know about voting.
Have questions about the candidates? Check out The Ballot, our guide to every candidate and race in the city.
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