Primary Election – March 20th, 2018

The March Primary Election Day is March 20th.

The Chicago Board of Elections is in need of judges of the election! Sign up today!

Be an election judge in the 32nd Ward. You can now apply online to be an election judge.

There are several positions open in precincts throughout the ward, and we are always looking for more judges to help voters on election day. We will also need judges in November, and into February 2019 for the municipal elections. Details on the qualifications to be a judge. The online application system is available here.

The assignment is for one election only. The EC is responsible for running the set-up, operation, and closing of the precinct on Election Day. The EC is the Board representative in the polling place, having been extensively trained in all Election Day procedures as well as equipment set-up, operation, and troubleshooting, including Election Day Registration. Each EC is assigned to one of the 2,069 precincts throughout the City of Chicago, to work with the appointed Election Judges in that precinct.

The EC also can be assigned as a stand-by, and may be dispatched in the event an assigned EC is unable to work on Election Day.



At the March  20, 2018 Primary Elections, Chicago voters will cast ballots to NOMINATE candidates to run in the November 2018 Election: Click  here to find the ballot where you live.

Here is a SAMPLE Unofficial Democratic Primary Election Ballot with additional Congressional, County and State Districts listed.
Election – Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sample Ballot Style: 192

  • Governor & Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of State
  • Comptroller
  • Treasurer
  • U.S. Representative, 5th District
  • U.S. Representative, 4th District
  • State Central Committeewoman, 5th District
  • State Central Committeeman, 5th District
  • State Senator, 5th District
  • State Senator, 20th District
  • State Representative, 10th District
  • State Representative, 11th District
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners (6-year term)
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners Unexpired 2-Year Term
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioners (Vacancy of Bradford)
  • President of County Board
  • County Clerk
  • County Sheriff
  • County Treasurer
  • County Assessor
  • County Commissioner, 12th District
  • County Commissioner, 8th District
  • Board of Review, 2nd District
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Brewer)
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Clay)
    –  Vote for One
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Dooling)
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Egan)
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Dunford)
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Flanagan)
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Hartigan)
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Jordan)
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of McGinnis)
  • Judge of the Circuit Court (Vacancy of Prendergast Rooney)
  • Judge, 6th Subcircuit (Vacancy of Chevere)
  • Judge, 6th Subcircuit (Vacancy of Cooke)
  • Judge, 6th Subcircuit (Vacancy of Lopez Cepero)

NON-Binding referendum ballot questions: 
A non-binding resolution is a written motion adopted by a deliberative body that cannot progress into a law. The substance of the resolution can be anything that  can normally be proposed as a motion.

To the Voters of Cook County:
“Shall the State of Illinois legalize the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products for recreational use by adults 21 and older subject to state regulation, taxation and local ordinance?”

To the Voters of the City of Chicago:
“Should Governor Rauner act to protect the 650,000 Illinois residents who obtained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act by supporting legislation amending the Illinois Insurance Code to preserve important benefits like pediatric services and maternity care, and by investing in outreach campaigns to encourage residents to sign up for health insurance?”

To the Voters of the City of Chicago:
“Should Governor Rauner support Illinois legislation to ban firearm bump stocks and strengthen penalties on illegal gun traffickers?”

To the Voters of the City of Chicago:
“Should the State of Illinois develop a comprehensive strategy to address the recent rise in opioid-related and heroin-related deaths including committing additional state resources for addiction treatment and requiring health insurers to cover opioid alternatives and limitations on prescription length?”

Chicago Board of Elections