Chicago voters heading to the polls on Tuesday will find several referenda items on the ballot.
The questions are non-binding, meaning they won't create an official change, but are used to gauge the opinion of the electorate.
Three questions will be asked:
- To the Voters of the City of Chicago: Should employers in the City of Chicago be required to provide their employees with paid leave in the event of a personal or family illness, an incident of domestic or sexual violence, or a school or building closure due to a public health emergency?
- To the Voters of the City of Chicago: Should employees of the City of Chicago, if convicted of a domestic violence offense during employment, be referred to a treatment service and required to attend at least one session as a condition of continued employment?
- To the Voters of the City of Chicago: Should the City of Chicago or the State of Illinois reduce the influence of special interest money in elections by financing campaigns using small contributions from individuals and a limited amount of public money?
Voters in 37 wards will see a fourth question asking them whether the members of the Chicago Board of Education should be elected rather than be appointed by the mayor.