Voice Early Voting Guide

With only 10 days until the 2020 Presidential Election, voting and voting early, has become increasingly important. Voting this year looks very different than in past elections, please find resources and information below about voting from now until November 3rd. 

Online Voter Registration has passed and I wasn’t able to register…can I still vote??

Yes! You have two options, you can either register to vote during Grace Period Registration, which is currently running until Election day, or on Election Day (November 3rd) at the polls. The Grace Period Registration takes place in person at the Clerk’s Office at 69 W WASHINGTON ST CHICAGO, IL 60602. You must bring two pieces of identification to register, one with a current address, and immediately cast your ballot after registering to vote- so research before and wear a mask! 

Dates, times, and more information on Grace Period Registration can be found here

If you would like to register on Election Day at the polls, you can only do so at your home precinct. You must bring two forms of identification, one containing your current address. You can find your voting location using this tool

Do I still have time to Mail-in my Ballot?
Will my vote be counted? 

Absolutely, but you also have other options! In Illinois, your mail-in ballot must be postmarked by Election Day (November 3rd) and be received 14 days after the election (November 17th). Information on how and where to send your ballot is included in the materials you should have received in the mail. Unfortunately, Illinois does not offer tracking of your ballot, so here are some other options for the ballot you received in the mail: 

  1. Fill out your ballot at home, wear a mask, and locate your nearest Secured Dropbox location, at every early voting site, to drop off safely in person until 7 pm on Election Day
  2. Wear a mask and bring your mail-in ballot with you to an in-person polling location, surrender to the election judge and vote in-person using the new ballot provided

Where and When can I vote early? 

Early voting is currently taking place in all 50 wards during these times, ward locations found here

  • Monday-Friday 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Saturday-Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm



Election Day
November 3rd 6am – 7pm

For a comprehensive list of voting information, including polling locations, deadlines, and locating a drop box for your mail-in ballot, in Illinois please visit this link.

BLM Movement Resources

Educational Resources

Black Lives Matter

Color of Change

(campaigns that end practices that unfairly hold Black people back)

Ways to Help Beyond Social Media

(by @jezzchung)

PETITIONS

Justice for George Floyd

Justice for Ahmaud Aubrey

Justice for Breonna Taylor

Justice for David McAtee

DONATIONS

George Floyd Memorial Fund

Al Maa’uun

(nonprofit with deep roots in North Minneapolis)

Unicorn Riot

(decentralized media organization that has been live-streaming uprisings)

Campaign Zero

(comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America)

Minnesota Freedom Fund

(MN Freedom Fund has received overwhelming support and recommended donating to any of these organizations instead)

National List (US) of Bail Funds … and other resources

Compilation of Donation Sites to Fund Racial Justice

Ways to Support Black-Owned Businesses

By Sarah Davis from Finimpact

Letter to Residents RE: Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

Dear Voice Resident,

We are writing to inform you of important updates in light of current events. For the health and safety of our residents, leaders and staff, Voice is suspending operations in the office until further notice. We will still share information regarding Voice programs, opportunities or resources of interest to residents.  Expect us to contact you thru our automatic calling system, newsletters, website, and social media. If you do not already receive these alerts and would like to, please click here or call our office 773-769-2442.

Our Resident Opportunity Services program team will provide support during this health crisis by phone and remotely to provide information and referrals on

  • Ways to obtain food, groceries, and other necessary household supplies.
  • How to apply for emergency unemployment or other financial assistance.
  • Information on current debt and bill relief programs and policies.
  • Assistance in accessing essential physical and mental health services.
  • And, how to sign-up to receive regular check-ins throughout this time of need.

For questions, please call or leave a message at our office or with the Resident Services Coordinator at 847-920-2442. We will get back to you as soon as possible. For property management, maintenance and rent questions, please call and follow the guidelines set by your property manager.

For additional health recommendations and updates, visit these sites:
www.chicago.gov or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Sincerely,
Colleen Heitlage, MSW
Voice Resident Services Coordinator