Chicagoans will head to the polls to vote for the city’s next mayor on Feb. 26, choosing from the largest field of candidates in recent history.
With 14 candidates in the running, it is very likely that no candidate will secure a majority of the vote needed to win the election outright.
In that case, if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates will enter a runoff election, which will be held April 2.
Early voting is already open if you want to cast your ballot ahead of Election Day.
Before Feb. 11, the only place to early vote is at the Loop Super Site at 175 W. Washington St. Any Chicago voter - regardless of where they live - can vote there through Feb. 25, the day before the election.
The Loop Super Site hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
After Feb. 11, you can vote early at any of the 50 designated polling places located around the city. A list of early voting locations can be found at the link here.
On Election Day, you can vote only at your precinct’s polling place. You can find your polling place and check to see if you are registered to vote by punching in your address at the link here.
If you aren’t registered to vote in Chicago, you can register in person at any early voting site or at your polling place on Election Day. If you are registering for the first time or are updating your address, you must bring two forms of ID, one of which must show your current address.
You are entitled to two hours off work to vote if you give your employer notice prior to Election Day and specify the hours you will be gone.
Aldermanic elections, as well as elections for city clerk and city treasurer, will also be held on Feb. 26. Only five of the city’s 50 aldermen are running uncontested, so there will be plenty of options for voters.