2022 Chicago Public Square voter guide

The Illinois general election is at hand. Don’t cast your ballot in ignorance. Square’s here to help:

Be ready.
Register to vote in Chicago and suburban Cook County.
Outside Cook County? Check your county’s website: DuPage, Lake, Will, Kane, McHenry, Kendall …
… or the Illinois State Board of Elections.
Consider protecting democracy by working the polls Election Day.
 Need a ride? Here’s where to get free or discounted transportation to polling places across the country.

Be smart.
Generate a customized ballot for suburban Cook County or Chicago.
 Hear and see the candidates in their own words at WTTW’s guide.
 Other guides at Block Club Chicago, WBEZ and the Sun-Times.
 See the Chicago Votes roundup of candidate answers to “questions about issues that young people give a sh*t about.”
Every item and race on your ballot detailed: BallotReady and Ballotpedia.
Read endorsements …
… including the snarky and influential Girl, I Guess Progressive Voter Guide …
… the Tribune’s picks …
 … and veteran political activists Jon Hale and Lynn Kamenitsa’s “Election + Action Guide”—even for those who’ve already voted.

About those referenda.

About judges.
Slice through all those races with the VoteforJudges.org bar association ratings of Cook County candidates …
Outside Cook County? For What It’s Worth has you covered.

Do it.
Here’s where to vote Election Day in Chicago and the suburbs.
Trouble at your polling place? Call 866-OUR-VOTE.

Go beyond.
Get updates around the clock on the Chicago Public Square Facebook page.
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This is a work in progress.
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