45th Ward residents 14-years-old and up will have the opportunity to vote October 16 through October 28, 2017. To view what items are on this year’s ballot, make sure to visit the 2018 Ballot Items page.

Online Voting:

For the first year, 45th Ward residents aged 14 and older will be able to vote online for the 2018 participatory budgeting cycle! After voter turnout decreased in the 2016 cycle, the number one request my office received was to allow residents to cast their ballot online. I am pleased to announce that in partnership with Participatory Budgeting Chicago and Stanford University, we are now able to provide this option.

Online voting begins Monday, October 16th and continues until 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 28th.To vote online, all you have to do is fill out an online registration form. My staff will respond with the voting site link and a special access code to allow you to vote. Please do not share your code with anyone else; your code is unique and may be used only once. Please note that this is not an automated system; rather, office employees will be verifying the information. This may result in a delay from the time you submit the registration form to when you receive the one-time code.

Early In-Person Voting

Re45th Ward residents 14-years-old and up will have the opportunity to vote early in-person in the ward office, 4754 N. Milwaukee, October 16 through October 27, 2017. Please bring proof of residency to vote.

There will also be multiple mobile voting events ahead of the final vote on October 28. The mobile voting events will take place from:

  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on October 16 at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, during the Jefferson Park Master Plan community meeting;
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on October 20 at the Jefferson Park Branch Library, 5363 W. Lawrence. Ward residents will also have the opportunity to receive a free flu shot at this event;
  • 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on October 22 at the Independence Park Farmers Market, 3945 N. Springfield; and
  • 9:30 am – 1:30 pm on October 22 at the Jefferson Park Sunday Market, 4822 N. Long.

Final Vote:

The final vote will take place from:

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on October 28 at the Congregational Church of Jefferson Park, 5320 W. Giddings.

Participatory budgeting works best when the community participates, so we hope to see you at a voting event.


If you have questions, please contact the Ward Office at Ward45@cityofchicago.org or 773-286-4545.