Did You Know?

About one-third of all work trips in Chicago are comprised of people biking, walking, or riding public transit.

Get ready for the 2015 Chicago municipal election

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This February 24, Chicago voters will be casting ballots for mayor, city clerk, city treasurer and aldermen, as well as some non-binding/advisory referenda. Here are five steps you can take to be prepared on election day.

1. Register to vote or update your registration online, via snail mail, or in person at the Board of Election Commissioners office (69 W. Washington, sixth floor). The deadline for voter registration is January 27.

2. Verify your voter registration and locate your polling place — or apply for an absentee ballot — by using this form.

3. Research candidates and referenda you’re eligible to vote for so that you’re well-informed.

4. Attend a community forum or debate in your ward to hear what your aldermanic candidates say about issues you care about. Check out our list of community forums by ward.  If you know of an event that is not listed, please email the details to

5. Vote! Participate in early voting (Mondays through Saturdays, February 9 – 21) at any early voting site or on election day at your designated polling place.

If you haven’t yet, learn about our priorities for improving walking, biking, and transit by reading Active Trans' 2015 Chicago Active Transportation Platform.