Chicago early voting Super Site closes due to extreme temperatures

Due to extreme cold, the Loop Super Site for early voting in Chicago’s 2019 municipal elections at 175 W. Washington St. was closed on Wednesday. When the site would reopen was unclear.
 
Representatives at the Board of Election Commissioners told Ballotpedia that voters could vote between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, at 69 W. Washington St. on the 6th floor.
 
If the Loop Super Site is not open Thursday, the 69 W. Washington St. location will once again be open until 5 p.m.
 
Early voting for Chicago’s February 26 municipal elections, scheduled to begin January 17, had been delayed due to outstanding petition challenges. The Loop Super Site first opened on Tuesday, January 29, for 8 hours of early voting before the polar vortex swept in.
 
Once the Loop Super Site reopens, it’s scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through February 25, with extended hours the week before the election. Early voting locations open in all wards on February 11.
 
Voters can also choose to vote by mail; the deadline to apply to vote by mail is February 21. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by February 26, which is Election Day.
 
Elections for a new mayor, all 50 city council seats, city treasurer, and city clerk are taking place. For all offices on the ballot, runoff elections will be held on April 2 for races in which no candidate receives more than 50 percent of the vote. All offices are nonpartisan and are for four-year terms.
 
See the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners website for more details.



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