Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago

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Langdon D. Neal, Chairman
Richard A. Cowen, Secretary/Commissioner
Marisel A. Hernandez, Commissioner

Lance Gough, Executive Director
Kelly Bateman, Asst. Executive Director

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Mar. 15, 2014 - Young Voters Make History at 2014 Primary: 3,444 Chicago 17-year-olds registered, eligible to cast ballots

Mar. 14, 2014 - Overview of the March 18, 2014 Primary Election

Mar. 12, 2014 - NEWS RELEASE - Chicago using Electronic Poll Books to improve voter service and election security

Mar. 12, 2014 - VIDEO - Chicago using Electronic Poll Books to improve voter service and election security 

Mar. 14, 2014 -  Streets & Sanitation Department Places Signs to Mark Accessible Parking Spaces at All Polling Places

Feb. 28, 2014 - Early Voting opens Monday at 51 sites across Chicago

Feb. 25, 2014 - Election Board's New Asian-Indian Liaison Works With Community on Language Assistance, Judge Recruitment

Feb. 19, 2014 - In-Person “Grace Period” Registration/Voting thru March 15

Feb. 16, 2014 - Special Hours For Feb. 18 Voter Registration Deadline; For First Time, Most 17-Year-Old Citizens Eligible to Register & Vote 

Jan. 27, 2014 - Election Board Seeking to Train/Assign Qualified Bilingual Judges of Election for March 18, 2014: English/Spanish, English/Chinese, English/Hindi, English/Urdu, English/Gujarati  

April 5, 2013 - Voters Go to Polls Tues., April 9 in Special Election to Elect New U.S. Representative in 2nd Congressional District

April 1, 2013 - Mailing sent to 120,000 voters with information on  April 9 Special Election in Second Congressional District

Feb. 22, 2013 - Overview of the Feb. 26 Special Primary in the Second Congressional District

Oct. 17, 2012 - Polling Place and Early Voting information goes out in mailing to 1 million Chicago voter households

Sept. 25, 2012 - Chicagoans May Use Smartphones to Launch Voter Registration

Aug. 8, 2012 - Voters to Receive Canvass Notices that Tell New Wards, Precincts

May 8, 2012 - Election Board recognizes 'exceptional service' by Hoy, Mikva Challenge, Chicago Public Library, Fleet & Facility Management

April 17, 2012 - New Systems Contribute to Improved Military/Oversease Ballot-Return Rate in 2012 Primary

March 19, 2012 - Chicago Primary Election Overview

March 7, 2012 - Chicago Voters Now Can Find Polling Place in a Text Message System

Feb. 27, 2012 - Early Voting Now Open at 51 Sites through March 15 for the March 20 Primary Election

Feb. 21, 2012 - Election Board announces Asian-Indian language assistance programs

Feb. 13, 2012 - Election Board announces "voter-registration drill": Feb. 21 is deadline for voters to file updates or new registration forms for March 20 Primary Election

Feb. 4, 2012 - Ballots Delivered to Military/Overseas Voters; New Online Ballot-Marking System Also Available

Jan. 17, 2012 - Election Board receives $375,300 Pentagon grant to automate and streamline military/overseas voting systems

Nov. 30, 2011 - Chicago Election Board completes canvass mailing to 1.3 million voters

Sept. 6, 2011 - Petition Circulation Begins for 2012 Primary Candidates

Aug. 14, 2011 - Podcast - Newsradio WBBM 780/105.9 "At Issue" discussion on Election Board's "Voter Engagement 2012" project

March 31, 2011 - Overview of April 5 Aldermanic Run-Off Elections

March 28, 2011 - Last week of Early Voting, Absentee Voting ahead of April 5 Aldermanic Run-Off Elections

March 10, 2011 - Voting Activities Begin in 14 Chicago Wards with Aldermanic Run-Off Elections on April 5

March 10, 2011 - Report of Final Results (Proclamation) from Feb. 22, 2011 Municipal Election

March 4, 2011 - Tues., March 8 is deadline to register to vote for April 5 Supplementary Aldermanic (Run-Off) Elections

Feb. 23, 2011 - Chicago Reports Election Results in Record Time

Feb. 17, 2011 - Pre-Election Overview

Feb. 11, 2011 - Effective deadline for absentee applications: Tue., Feb. 15

Feb. 7, 2011 - All 51 Early Voting Sites to be Open on Lincoln's Birthday

Jan. 31, 2011 - Early Voting Opens at 51 Sites for Municipal General Election

Jan. 12, 2011 - Tues., Jan. 25 is deadline to register or to update your name/address; Many Options to Register to Vote 

Jan. 8, 2011 - Military voters first to receive Municipal Election ballots

Nov. 16, 2010 - Important Dates After 2011 City Candidates File Petitions 

Nov. 15, 2010 - 2011 City Candidates Begin to File: List Available Here

Nov. 10, 2010 - Candidates for Mayor, Clerk, Treasurer and Alderman to File Petitions Nov. 15-22 at Election Board

Oct. 28, 2010 - Overview of the 2010 General Election

Oct. 28, 2010 - SPECIAL ADVISORY: To Voters Who May Apply or Receive Absentee Ballots Too Late To Return Ballots with a Nov. 1 Postmark

Oct. 23, 2010 - Grace Period Registration Ends Tues., Oct. 26

Oct. 21, 2010 - Election Board to Voters: Do It Yourself on Absentee Voting

Oct. 21, 2010 - Election Board Mailed Ballots to Troops, Civilians Overseas Two Weeks Before Federal Deadline

Oct. 12, 2010 - Early Voting Goes to College: UIC, CSU and NEIU to host Early Voting sites and grace-period registration

Sept. 28, 2010 - Deadline to Register to Vote is October 5

July 20, 2010 - Election Board performs canvass and mails voter registration cards to every voter in Chicago

Canvass of the 2010 Primary: Post-Election-Day Activities

February 2, 2010 - Overview of the Feb. 2 Primary Election

February 1, 2010 - Voters with Disabilities Get "Dibs" on Polling Place Parking

January 28, 2010 - Student Judge Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary; Chicago's Program Leads Nation

January 21, 2010 - Last Chance to Register or File Change of Address Ends on January 26 with Closing of 'Grace Period'

January 11, 2010 - Chicago Voters May Use Early Voting Thru Jan. 28

December 31, 2009 - Earliest Ever Voter Registration Deadline on Tues., Jan. 5

October 13, 2009 - Election Board Offers Candidates 'Survival Guide' on Objections

September 24, 2009 - New in 2010: 'No Excuse' Absentee Voting

May 22, 2009 - Election Board supports 'No Excuse' absentee voting

April 16, 2009 - Election Board: Let All Military Personnel Vote By Fax