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Voting 2020

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We gathered some resources to help you vote. We have information on registering to vote, where and when to cast your ballot, who the candidates are, and more. Once they are available, the Cook County Clerk's website will have election results, especially a great suburban summary:  https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/election-results

Key Dates

Illinois General Election Nov 3, 2020
Early Voting: Oct 19, 2020 - Nov 2, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline Tue Oct 6, 2020
Online by Sun Oct 18, 2020

Voter Registration "Grace Period"
Wed Oct 7, 2020, thru Election Day
Election Day Registration & Voting (Call Local Election Office) Tue Nov 3, 2020

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot:
In-Person Request by Mon Nov 2, 2020

Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot:
Post received by Tue Nov 17, 2020

General Election information

2020 Elections: Key Dates
https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/2020-elections

IL Online Registration Lookup
The registration period for the online voter registration system will close at 11:59 PM on 10/18/2020 and will reopen on 11/05/2020
https://ova.elections.il.gov/RegistrationLookup.aspx

Register to Vote Online
For online registration, driver’s license or state id number, birthdate, and last 4 digits of social security number are needed. https://ova.elections.il.gov/

Polling Place Lookup
https://ova.elections.il.gov/PollingPlaceLookup.aspx

Vote411.org tries to ensure voters have the information they need to successfully participate in every election. Whether it's local, state or federal.
https://www.vote411.org/illinois

Everything on your ballot, in one place.  From county commissioners to ballot measures to judges, access everything on your entire ballot that you'll see in the voting booth.
https://www.ballotready.org/

Overview of the Presidential Race
https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_election,_2020

Washington Post's Guide to Voting in Illinois 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/how-to-vote/illinois/

The Park Ridge City Clerk's office is happy to assist with in-person voter registration at City Hall during normal business hours for those who do not have access to a computer. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You must be a citizen of the United States and at least 18 years of age by the next election. Two forms of identification must be presented upon registering, Neither of which need to be a photo ID, but one must include your current address. 
https://www.parkridge.us/living_in_park_ridge/voter_services1.aspx

Voting for Judes

Vote for Judges: This website reports the results of 13 bar groups, which receive information about and evaluate candidates’ performances and recommend whether he or she is qualified to be, or remain, a judge. http://www.voteforjudges.org/

Vote Smart: Chicago Bar Association Judicial Voter's Guide
https://www.chicagobar.org/chicagobar/CBA/Vote_Judges/CBA/JEC/Judicial_Voters_Guide.aspx

InjusticeWatch: Judicial Voting Guide for Cook County
https://www.injusticewatch.org/interactives/judicial-election-guide/2020-general/en/

Illinois State Bar Association Recommendations
https://www.isba.or​g/sites/default/files/judicialevaluations/2020general/ISBA%202020%20Cook%20General%20Election%20Ratings.pdf

Voting By Mail

The Facts About Mail-In Voting and Voter Fraud
https://www.nytimes.com/article/mail-in-vote-fraud-ballot.html

Vote by mail information, apply online or print out an application for suburban Cook County residents i.e. Park Ridge
https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/vote-mail

Only for suburban Cook County: Check on your registration status. Find out what is on the upcoming ballot. Find your polling place. Locate your early voting site. Check on your mail ballot status. 
https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/your-voter-information

Find out where to securely drop off your mail-in ballot in Chicago and the suburbs
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-cb-mail-in-ballot-secure-dropoff-chicago-20200821-lha3gy23kjdfppkpyq7ndit​ru4-htmlstory.html

Vote by mail information, apply online, or print out an application for Chicago residents:
https://chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail.html

Check the status of your mail ballot status for Chicago residents
https://www.chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail-status.html

USPS Election Mail Info
https://about.usps.com/what/government-services/election-mail/

Early Voting information

Early Voting information
https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/early-voting

Early Voting locations
https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/early-voting-locations

Park Ridge City Hall, located at 505 Butler Place, will host Early Voting beginning Monday, October 19. Dates and times for Early Voting are as follows:

Monday, October 19th - Friday, October 23th 8:30 am - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 24 9:00 am - 5:00pm
Monday, October 26 - Friday, October 30 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 31 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 1 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, November 2 8:30am - 7:00 pm
 
Mail ballots will be mailed out to Cook County Voters who apply to receive a ballot beginning September 24, 2020. A secure dropbox will be located at City Hall for voters to drop off their completed mail ballots during the early voting times listed above. Mail ballots will be collected on a daily basis and will be time stamped.
 

Election Jobs

Be a Poll Worker in Cook County
https://www.workelections.com/j/3638/Cook-County

Become an Election Judge
https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/work-election-day

For Chicago

Chicago Board of Elections [*separate from the rest of Cook County*]
https://chicagoelections.gov/en/home.html

Find your voter information for Chicago residents
https://www.chicagoelections.gov/en/your-voter-information.html

Vote by mail information, apply online, or print out application for Chicago residents:
https://chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail.html

Check the status of your mail ballot status for Chicago residents
https://www.chicagoelections.gov/en/vote-by-mail-status.html

Be a Poll Worker in Chicago
https://www.workelections.com/j/5870/Chicago-City-

For Suburban Cook County

Check on your registration status. Find out what is on the upcoming ballot. Find your polling place. Locate your early voting site. Check on your mail ballot status. 
https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/your-voter-information

Vote by mail information, apply online, or print out application for suburban Cook County residents i.e. Park Ridge
https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/vote-mail

The Cook County Clerk’s Email Signup Tool is a quick and easy way for suburban residents to receive the most up-to-date information for every election.
https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/email-signup-tool

Maine Township Democratic Organization
http://www.mainetownshipdems.org/home

Republicans of Maine Township
 

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