This is it.

Welcome to the big show. If you haven’t voted yet, it’s time. Don’t do so in ignorance. Chicago Public Square’s here to help:

Be ready.
Haven’t registered yet? You still can in Chicago and suburban Cook County.
Here’s a customized ballot with all the decisions you’ll face in suburban Cook County or Chicago.
Outside Cook County? Check your county’s website: DuPage, Lake, Will, Kane, McHenry, Kendall …
… or the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Ordered a mail-in ballot but instead planning to vote in person today? What to do in every state.

Be smart.
Every item and race on your ballot, explained: BallotReady and Ballotpedia.
Endorsements from the Sun-Times and the Tribune.
A Chicago Public Square editorial on the “Fair Tax Amendment.”
Bar associations’ ratings of judicial candidates in Cook County (link corrected).*

Do it.
Here’s where to vote Election Day in Chicago and the Cook County suburbs.
■ Trouble at your polling place? Call 866-OUR-VOTE.
■ If someone tries to stop you or someone else from voting, the ACLU wants to hear from you.
■ Tested positive for COVID-19? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you can vote in person—carefully.

Go beyond.
Get updates around the clock on the Chicago Public Square Facebook page. (No Facebook membership required.)

(Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)

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