Election Day is TODAY! Make sure you know where to vote!

Election Overview:

The General Election is TODAY, November 8th. On Election day, you the voter may cast a ballot ONLY at your assigned polling precinct from the hours of 6am to 7pm.

Check out your registered voting location precinct, here:


Ballot information: 

Check out Ballotpedia for a sample of your ballot:


Ballotpedia will not only tell you who is running but will give you objective information so you can make an informed, independent decision, on who is the best candidate based on your personal self-interest.  

The general election is comprised of casting ballots for the following elected officials:

  • President and Vice President of the United States
  • U.S. Senator

  • State Comptroller (Vacancy - 2-year unexpired term)

  • Representatives in Congress (all districts)

  • State Senators (two-year terms in Districts 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17 and 20; four-year terms in Districts 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16 and 28)

  • State Representatives (all districts)

  • Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (elect three to 6-year terms and one to an unexpired 2-year term)

  • Cook County Circuit Court Clerk

  • Cook County State's Attorney

  •  Cook County Recorder of Deeds

  • Board of Review (Tax Appeals) Commissioners: District 1 for four-year term; District 2 for two-year term

  • Appellate, Circuit and Subcircuit Judges to fill vacancies

  • Yes/No questions on whether to allow previously appointed or elected Judges to remain on the bench.

Binding Constitutional Amendment Changes

We will also be voting on a binding amendment to the Illinois Constitution, which states:

“Voters will decide whether to amend the Illinois Constitution to require that all transportation revenue (including vehicle licenses and titles, tolls, government fees on different forms of transportation) be spent only on transportation projects such as roads, highways, bridges, airports and mass transit.

Other ballot items:

There is a ballot measure to eliminate the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds by 2020. Depending on your ward, there will be binding referendum regarding the ban of retail sale of alcohol, and expansion of West Side mental health services. There will also be nonbinding referendum items. If you are registered to vote in Hermosa, you will not see any of these items on your ballot except for the Recorder of Deeds.

Follow election results:

Once polls close tomorrow you can follow the local election results as they are counted, here.  

You can follow the national election results at a number of sources, including here, here, and here.

Editor’s Note:

As a nonprofit we cannot aid you with links to endorsements for a particular candidate. We suggest you check out newspapers, local websites, and people you trust and make an informed decision for yourself. There are also many sources that could help you with learning about judge nominations, such as the local bar association and other law organizations.