Campaigns are still scrambling for votes, and it's not too late to register. Next week marks the end to the months-long city elections season as the April 5th Election Day crawls ever closer. This week is the last chance for early voting and absentee voting in any of the 14 wards in this run-off for aldermanic seats. Wards include the 6th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 36th, 38th, 41st, 43rd, 45th, 46th, and 50th.
Thanks to the "grace period" put in place by the Chicago Board of Elections, the last day to register to vote or to update records is Tuesday, at the 6th floor of 69 W. Washington St. Voters will cast their ballots at the same time. The last day for early voting -- available at 17 sites from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- is Thursday. This is also the last day absentee ballots can be received. In-person absentee voting on the lower level of the election board office starts Friday and goes until Monday. Times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except for Sunday, when voting goes from 9 a.m. until noon.
On Election Day, voters must go to their assigned polling place.