Early voting begins Monday for Chicago elections: Full list of locations

Mon. February 9, 2015 10:50 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

Cappleman, Mell, Tunney face challengers in Chicago municipal election

Chicago, IL - Early voting begins Monday for Chicago's municipal election, including the mayor's race.

Fifty-one sites will offer early voting and voter registration from Monday., Feb. 9 through Sat., Feb. 21. Sites will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five sites will be open on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The election is Feb. 24.

Voters need a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot. Voters can use any site in the city regardless of their address.

For a full list of times and locations for early voting, go here.

Check your voter registration status online with the Board of Election Commissioners and look up your ward by address on the Office of the City Clerk website.

Cappleman, Mell, Tunney face challengers in Chicago municipal election

Openly gay Ald. Deborah Mell (33rd), Ald. James Cappleman (46th) and Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) all face challengers in Chicago's municipal election.

Ald. Tom Tunney, the first openly gay alderman in Chicago's history, faces two opponents: businessman Mark Thomas and consultant-activist Scott Davis. (Related: Ald. Tom Tunney on Lakeview and its LGBT legacy)

Ald. Cappleman is in a race against Former Ald. Helen Shiller aide Denice Davis and openly lesbian business attorney Amy Crawford. (Related: Ald. James Cappleman reflects on the 46th Ward)

Ald. Mell, daughter of longtime Ald. Dick Mell and sister-in-law of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, faces two challengers: Roosevelt High School teacher Tim Meegan and Peace Corps veteran Annisa Wanat. (Related: Deb Mell answers challenges to her seat)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received the endorsement of Chicago TribuneCrain's Chicago Business and Chicago Sun-Times. Challenging Emanuel are Ald. Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia, businessman Willie Wilson and activist William Walls. Emanuel is favored to win re-election. (Related: Mayor Emanuel looks at continuing to confront challenges)

Windy City Times, Chicago's only LGBT newsweekly, is providing complete coverage of the 2015 municipal election.

ChicagoPride.com does not endorse in any elections. No local LGBT political organizations are engaged in this election cycle.