What you should know about election day in Chicago

Tomorrow is the day.  Voting day.  While many have already flocked to the polls for early voting, many more will be heading out to the polls tomorrow.  Here are five things you need to know for voting tomorrow. 

1. The polls are open in Illinois from 6 a.m to 7 p.m.  Don't know where your polling place is? Find it here


2. If you are in line by 7 p.m. you can still vote.  There are many other voter's rights like being able to have your young child with you in the booth.  Learn everything about your rights, here. 


3. If you do not have access to reliable transportation to your nearest poll, Divvy, Uber, and Lyft are offering free or discounted rides

4. You'll see referendum questions on your ballot and they vary on whether you live in Chicago or the suburbs.  For example if you're in Chicago, you'll be able vote on whether or not plastic straws should be banned. In the suburbs, you may see questions about the soda tax. 

5. In Illinois, you can register to vote on election day! 


 
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