Chicago Public Square voter guide: Pandemic edition

Don’t vote in ignorance. Chicago Public Square is here to help:

Be ready.
Register—up to and including Election Day—in Chicago, suburban Cook County or anywhere else in the U.S.
A customized ballot with all the decisions you’ll face in suburban Cook County or Chicago.
Outside Cook County? Learn more at your county’s website: DuPage, Lake, Will, Kane, McHenry, Kendall …
… or from the Illinois State Board of Elections.
The Washington Post’s guide: How to vote in any state.
The ACLU: How to vote by mail in every state.

Be smart.
Every item and race on your ballot, explained: BallotReady and Ballotpedia.
Detailed judicial ballot analysis from Injustice Watch.

Do it.
Where to drop off mail-in ballots securely in Chicago and suburban Cook County.
 Applied for a mail-in ballot? Check its status here (Cook County) or here (Chicago).
Where to vote early in Chicago and suburban Cook County.
Where to vote Election Day in Chicago and the suburbs.
An ACLU guide to your voting rights in Illinois and nationwide.
Consumer Reports: How to vote safely in-person.
A Late Show with Stephen Colbert state-by-state guide, “Better Know a Ballot.”

Go beyond.
■ How to be an election judge in Cook County and Chicago.
■ Be informed for every election. Sign up for Chicago Public Square email, sent to your inbox (free!) weekday mornings at 10.
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(Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)

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