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Early voting for the April 6 General Election begins March 22. As with the Feb. 23 primary election, voters can cast their ballots in person in Room G300 of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., through April 5.

Eight of the City’s nine wards have contested elections, with incumbents in six of them seeking re-election. Two candidates are vying for the position of City Clerk. In the School Board races, eight candidates have filed for the four open positions on the District 65 Board, while at District 202, only three – all incumbents – have filed for the four open positions.

City Candidates

City Clerk: Cynthia Beebe and Stephanie Mendoza

First Ward: Judy Fiske (incumbent) and Clare Kelly

Second Ward: Peter Braithwaite (incumbent) and Darlene Cannon

Third Ward: Nicholas Korzeniowski and Melissa Wynne (incumbent)

Fourth Ward: Diane Goldring and Jonathan Nieuwsma

Fifth Ward: Bobby Burns, Tina Foster, Rebeca Mendoza and Carolyn Murray

Sixth Ward: Katherine (“Katie”) Trippi and Thomas Suffredin (incumbent)

Seventh Ward: Eleanor Revelle (incumbent) and Mary Rosinski

Eighth Ward: Mathew Mitchell and Devon Reid

Ninth Ward: Cicely Fleming

See ward candidate’s views of their wards and reasons for running in RoundTable’s Election Guide section.

District 65 School Board Candidates (four vacancies) 

Angela Blaising

Joseph ‘Joey’ Hailpern (incumbent) 

Soo La Kim (incumbent) 

Elisabeth ‘Biz’ Lindsay-Ryan (incumbent) 

Ndona Muboyayi

Donna Wang Su 

Katie Magrino Voorhees

Marquise Weatherspoon 

District 202 (Evanston Township High School District) Candidates: (four vacancies) 

Gretchen Livingston (incumbent)

Patricia Ann Maunsell (incumbent)

Patricia Savage-Williams (incumbent)

Early Voting

As with the Feb. 23 primary election, voters can cast their ballots in person in Room G300 of the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Weekdays
March 22-26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March 29- April 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

April 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 5 , 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays
March 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 3, 9 a.m.  to 5 p.m.

Sundays
March 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address or signature.  

To obtain an application to vote by mail, registered suburban Cook County voters can Apply online.

Download and print the mail ballot application (applications are also available in  Spanish, Hindi, Chinese, Korean and Tagalog)

Call the Cook County Clerk’s Office at 312-603-0946

Call the Evanston City Clerk’s Office at 847-448-8189 for more information

The last day to request a mail ballot is April 1.  All ballots must be postmarked or submitted to the Cook County Clerk’s Office by April 6, 2021. Voters are encouraged to apply to vote by mail as soon as possible.

Mailed ballots must be postmarked by Election Day. Mailed ballots are processed and counted at the Cook County Clerk’s central office.